Posts tagged with "Engineering"

Lawrence Livermore captures five R&D 100 awards

Jul. 8, 2013 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif.--Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers are the recipients of five awards among the top 100 industrial innovations worldwide in 2012. The five technologies honored by the trade journal R&D Magazine were developed by three teams of LLNL scientists and engineers, a...

Nine scientists named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff

Apr. 4, 2013 -  
Nine Laboratory scientists have joined the ranks of 14 other researchers by being named members of the Lab's Distinguished Members of Technical Staff (DMTS) for their extraordinary scientific and technical contributions to the Laboratory and its missions as acknowledged by their professional peers...

Advanced manufacturing key to economic vitality, Lab hosted forum concludes

Mar. 25, 2013 -  
"Plastics!" That was the career advice offered to the new college graduate played by Dustin Hoffman in the 1967 film "The Graduate." Today that would likely be "additive manufacturing" or "3D printing." That was the underlying theme to last week's "Additive Manufacturing Forum" sponsored by the...

Faculty members of HBCUs visit Lab

Oct. 25, 2012 -  
The Laboratory hosted 18 faculty members from 14 of the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) last week during a joint visit sponsored by the Department of Energy's Office of Economic Impact and Diversity. A number of local business members and entrepreneurs also...

100th shot for LLNL's 'gun in the desert'

Sep. 26, 2012 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's JASPER gas gun has fired its 100th shot. JASPER (the Joint Actinide Shock Physics Experimental Research) is a key scientific tool for the National Nuclear Security Administration's Stockpile Stewardship Program (SSP). This program's combination of computer...

The Laboratory enters the additive manufacturing arena

Sep. 5, 2012 -  
Additive manufacturing. You'll be hearing a lot more of those two words in the coming months and years at LLNL. Additive manufacturing (AM) is a new generation of technologies that were actually first developed during the 1970s. But AM has recently become more mainstream with the advent of advances...

Lawrence Livermore wins six R&D Awards for science, technological innovation

Jun. 20, 2012 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have won six awards for their efforts in developing breakthrough technologies with commercial potential. See video . R&D Magazine announced the winners of its annual R&D 100 Awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of Invention" on Wednesday...

Dickerson wins uplifting competition

Jan. 2, 2012 -  
Not long after her return from Cyprus where she set world records, Mercedes Dickerson began imagining her next goal -- setting more records in the Ukraine next year and then in Italy two years from now. In October, Dickerson set seven International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Masters world...

Compression experiments lead to shocking results

Sep. 23, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Using acceleration 1 trillion times faster than a jet fighter in a maximum turn, researchers have gained new insight into dynamic compression of aluminum at ultrahigh strain rates. Controlled shock compression has been used for decades to examine the behavior of materials under...

Gates scholar selected to attend conference

Aug. 12, 2011 -  
It's not every day a Lab intern gets to meet a famous billionaire and philanthropist. But, Computation summer student TeAirra Brown recently did just that. Brown was one of five Gates Millennium Scholars selected to attend a reception with scholar program and Microsoft founder Bill Gates following...