Posts tagged with "Engineering"


LLNL researcher takes aim at solar-cell reliability

Sept. 16, 2015 -  
A Lawrence Livermore National Lab engineer has been awarded $570,000 through the Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to explore spectroscopic technology as a means of detecting moisture buildup in solar photovoltaic (PV) cells. Over the next two years, Mihail Bora, a Materials Engineering...

Nanocrystals don’t add up for reactor materials

Aug. 19, 2015 -  
Lawrence Livermore researchers have found that nanocrystalline materials do not necessarily resist radiation effects in nuclear reactors better than currently used materials. As researchers hunt for materials with the ability to withstand prolonged radiation damage, the use of nanostructured...
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Lawrence Livermore teams up with Autodesk to investigate design of next-generation materials

Aug. 17, 2015 -  
Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and a Bay Area company are joining forces to explore how design software can accelerate innovation for three-dimensional printing of advanced materials. Under an 18-month Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), LLNL will...
For article Meet Juan Diaz Leon: future materials scientist

Meet Juan Diaz Leon: future materials scientist

July 23, 2015 -  
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory summer students. ______________ The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) student internship program is designed to allow students to engage in work-study employment...

Lawrence Livermore licenses tool to improve government computer network security

July 15, 2015 -  
Government agencies, along with state and local governments, could receive a helping hand from a computer network security tool developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) computer scientists and engineers. The LLNL software-based technology, known as the Network Mapping System (NeMS...
For article Lawrence Livermore researchers named senior members by the Optical Society of America

Lawrence Livermore researchers named senior members by the Optical Society of America

June 4, 2015 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers Tiziana Bond and Jean Michel Di Nicola were recently named senior members of the Optical Society (OSA), an international society for optics and photonics scientists, engineers, educators and business leaders. Senior membership status recognizes...

Despite heavy storms and rough seas, Laboratory team captures missile flight data

May 11, 2015 -  
“Everything was very successful, but this was the toughest mission we’ve ever supported.” That was the assessment of Steve Yakuma, LLNL’s ICBM flight test director, when asked to sum up his team’s support of the recently completed GT214 and GT215 missile flight tests off of Saipan in the South...
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Implantable electrode coating good as gold

May 4, 2015 -  
A team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore and UC Davis have found that covering an implantable neural electrode with nanoporous gold could eliminate the risk of scar tissue forming over the electrode’s surface. The team demonstrated that the nanostructure of nanoporous gold achieves close...

3D-printed aerogels improve energy storage

April 22, 2015 -  
A new type of graphene aerogel will make for better energy storage, sensors, nanoelectronics, catalysis and separations. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have made graphene aerogel microlattices with an engineered architecture via a 3D printing technique known as direct ink...
For article Nerine Cherepy selected as IEEE senior member

Nerine Cherepy selected as IEEE senior member

April 10, 2015 -  
Livermore scientist Nerine Cherepy has been selected as a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Cherepy, who joined the Laboratory in 1998, has contributed to a variety of programs at Livermore, including the joint invention of a novel direct carbon fuel...