Posts tagged with "Engineering"


Lab physicist's sensor work wins DARPA award

Dec. 22, 2016 -  
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) named Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory engineer and physicist Vincent Tang as a Program Manager of the Year for 2016, recognizing him for leading a program involving multiple agencies to develop and deploy networked sensors for dynamic,...

Advanced Manufacturing Lab to build new collaborative hub for next-gen materials

Dec. 13, 2016 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) officials, along with representatives from local government and industry, broke ground Friday on the Advanced Manufacturing Lab (AML), a modern collaborative hub for developing next-generation materials and...

Lab-developed hydrogen sensors put to the test at Southern California refueling stations

Oct. 28, 2016 -  
As hydrogen fuel cell cars become commercially available and hydrogen refueling stations slowly begin to proliferate throughout California, government agencies are turning to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to help detect leaks that could lead to fire. The South Coast Air Quality Management...

3D printed metamaterial shrinks when heated

Oct. 24, 2016 -  
Members of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Additive Manufacturing Initiative are among a group of researchers who have developed 3D printed materials with a unique property -- instead of expanding when heated, they shrink. In a study published in the Oct. 21 edition of the journal Physical...

Scientists explore use of 3D printing to speed up target production for testing material strength

Oct. 20, 2016 -  
Advanced 3D printing promises to redefine manufacturing in critical industries such as aerospace, transportation and defense, and now, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is exploring the use of 3D printing to achieve unprecedented flexibility in producing “on-demand” targets for testing how...

New study unlocks potential for ultra-lightweight and flexible 3D-printed metallic materials

Jul. 18, 2016 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineers have achieved unprecedented scalability in 3D-printed architectures of arbitrary geometry, opening the door to super-strong, ultra-lightweight and flexible metallic materials for aerospace, the military and the automotive industry. In a study...

3D printing could revolutionize laser design

Jul. 18, 2016 -  
LLNL researchers are exploring the use of metal 3D printing to create strong, lightweight structures for advanced laser systems - an effort they say could alter the way lasers are designed in the future. In a Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program, physicist Ibo Matthews and...

'Sky's the limit' for latest graduates of the Laboratory's Machinist Apprentice Program

Jun. 29, 2016 -  
While he was working as a machinist in Oakland and taking classes at Laney College, Wesley Scoggins wanted to improve his skills to find a better job. In 2012, he answered a Craigslist posting for a slot in the Livermore Lab Engineering Directorate ’s Machinist Apprentice Program. It was an...

Lab engineers garner DOE tech transfer awards

Jun. 28, 2016 -  
The Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the selection of two proposals from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers for grants under the department’s Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF), a program intended to help promising energy technologies move from national...

Putting pressure on 3D-printed structures

Jun. 27, 2016 -  
Through a series of dynamic compression experiments on additively manufactured (AM) structured lattices, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory team, supported by colleagues at Los Alamos National Laboratory, has found that the assemblies have unique properties not exhibited by disordered...