Engineer aims high over the summer

Sept. 15, 2014- 
Monika Witte's summer vacation wasn't really a vacation.The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineer took six weeks off to volunteer at a local summer educational program thataims to close the opportunity and achievement gaps for low-income middle school students by offering classroom instruction and academic enrichment activities."I wanted to know how the educational system...

Engineer aims high over the summer

Sept. 15, 2014- 
Monika Witte's summer vacation wasn't really a vacation.The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineer took six weeks off to volunteer at a local summer educational program thataims to close the opportunity and achievement gaps for low-income middle school students by offering classroom instruction and academic enrichment activities."I wanted to know how the educational system...

Anantha Krishnan selected associate director for Engineering at Lawrence Livermore

Sept. 12, 2014- 
Anantha Krishnan has been named as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's new associate director (AD) for Engineering, effective immediately, Lab Director Bill Goldstein announced Friday.Krishnan's selection follows a nationwide search process that the Lab launched last year after current Associate Director Monya Lane announced her intent to retire.As the AD for Engineering , Krishnan will...

STEM women part of tri-lab team cutting boundaries

Aug. 26, 2014- 
The Department of Energy's 17 national laboratories employ brilliant minds, addressing the greatest science and technology issues facing our planet from climate change and energy solutions to space exploration to national security. Amid these are three nuclear weapons laboratories that share the critical responsibilities of ensuring the safety, security and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear...

Tracing tainted food back to its source

Aug. 26, 2014- 
Imagine identifying the source of an outbreak from contaminated foods within hours instead of weeks. That's what several University of Oklahoma (OU) summer interns believe an innovative Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) technology is capable of doing.OU students Alyssa Boutelle, Michael Petri and Lauren Gilbert evaluated a new market opportunity for an innovative Lab technology...

Tracing tainted food back to its source

Aug. 26, 2014- 
Imagine identifying the source of an outbreak from contaminated foods within hours instead of weeks. That's what several University of Oklahoma (OU) summer interns believe an innovative Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) technology is capable of doing.OU students Alyssa Boutelle, Michael Petri and Lauren Gilbert evaluated a new market opportunity for an innovative Lab technology...

Chemical engineer selected for national engineering symposium

Aug. 22, 2014- 
Rebecca Dylla-Spears will have a chance to collaborate with the nation's top mid-career engineers from industry, academia and government next month.The chemical engineer in the Physics & Life Sciences Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory was selected to represent the Lab at the National Academy of Engineering's 20th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. The event in...

Livermore researchers create engineered energy absorbing material

Aug. 20, 2014- 
Materials like solid gels and porous foams are used for padding and cushioning, but each has its own advantages and limitations. Gels are effective as padding but are relatively heavy; gel performance can also be affected by temperature, and possesses a limited range of compression due to a lack of porosity. Foams are lighter and more compressible, but their performance is not consistent due...

Livermore researchers create engineered energy absorbing material

Aug. 20, 2014- 
Materials like solid gels and porous foams are used for padding and cushioning, but each has its own advantages and limitations. Gels are effective as padding but are relatively heavy; gel performance can also be affected by temperature, and possesses a limited range of compression due to a lack of porosity. Foams are lighter and more compressible, but their performance is not consistent due...

Engineering program established for veterans

July 21, 2014- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Alameda County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and Las Positas College (LPC) recently established a 24-month academic program to provide technical education and hands-on training for veterans, officials recently announced.The new Engineering Technology Program at Las Positas is designed to help veterans develop the skills and...

Engineering program established for veterans

July 21, 2014- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Alameda County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and Las Positas College (LPC) recently established a 24-month academic program to provide technical education and hands-on training for veterans, officials recently announced.The new Engineering Technology Program at Las Positas is designed to help veterans develop the skills and...

Engineering program established for veterans

July 21, 2014- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Alameda County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and Las Positas College (LPC) recently established a 24-month academic program to provide technical education and hands-on training for veterans, officials recently announced.The new Engineering Technology Program at Las Positas is designed to help veterans develop the skills and...

Lab expertise tapped to understand how the brain retrieves memories

July 16, 2014- 
Livermore scientists are developing electrode array technology for monitoring brain activity as part of a collaborative research project with UC San Francisco to better understand how the neural circuitry of the brain works during memory retrieval.The long term goal of the research is a deeper understanding of the brain's memory processes so physicians can better treat such diseases as...

Lab technology helps companies win Tibbetts Awards

July 10, 2014- 
Technology developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) research teams helped two companies win the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA)Tibbetts Award recognizing economic impact.STAR Cryoelectronics, LLC of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Inrad Optics of Northvale, New Jersey -- both of which have licensed LLNL technologies -- are two of 25 companies selected for the award. STAR...

Lab technology helps companies win Tibbetts Awards

July 10, 2014- 
Technology developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) research teams helped two companies win the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA)Tibbetts Award recognizing economic impact.STAR Cryoelectronics, LLC of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Inrad Optics of Northvale, New Jersey -- both of which have licensed LLNL technologies -- are two of 25 companies selected for the award. STAR...

Lab technology helps companies win Tibbetts Awards

July 10, 2014- 
Technology developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) research teams helped two companies win the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA)Tibbetts Award recognizing economic impact.STAR Cryoelectronics, LLC of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Inrad Optics of Northvale, New Jersey -- both of which have licensed LLNL technologies -- are two of 25 companies selected for the award. STAR...

DARPA taps Lawrence Livermore to develop world's first neural device to restore memory

July 8, 2014- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - The Department of Defense's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) up to $2.5 million to develop an implantable neural device with the ability to record and stimulate neurons within the brain to help restore memory, DARPA officials announced this week.The research builds on the understanding that memory is a...

Study shows design standards for dams are effective for earthquakes

July 8, 2014- 
There has long been a concern among civil engineers that dams could fail days or weeks after an earthquake, even if no immediate evidence of a problem surfaced.Their concern has focused on possible cracks at the interface between the concrete section of a dam and the soil embankments at the dam's sides, and on how the soil filters nestled amidst the embankments would fare.Soil filters consist...

DARPA taps Lawrence Livermore to develop world's first neural device to restore memory

July 8, 2014- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - The Department of Defense's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) up to $2.5 million to develop an implantable neural device with the ability to record and stimulate neurons within the brain to help restore memory, DARPA officials announced this week.The research builds on the understanding that memory is a...

Study shows design standards for dams are effective for earthquakes

July 8, 2014- 
There has long been a concern among civil engineers that dams could fail days or weeks after an earthquake, even if no immediate evidence of a problem surfaced.Their concern has focused on possible cracks at the interface between the concrete section of a dam and the soil embankments at the dam's sides, and on how the soil filters nestled amidst the embankments would fare.Soil filters consist...