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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to host summer career fair 2024

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) empowers multidisciplinary teams to pursue big ideas using innovative science and technology to meet the national security mission and make the world a better place — and the Lab is growing every day. To recruit prospective employees for more than 150 open positions, LLNL is hosting a summer on-site career fair to share…

Lawrence Livermore honored as one of Glassdoor's 2024 'Best-Led Companies'

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has been named a winner of Glassdoor’s inaugural award for Best-Led Companies 2024 in the United States. This award honors companies with exceptional senior leadership teams that go above and beyond to redefine the employee experience. Unlike other workplace awards, Glassdoor’s awards rely on input over the past year from…

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory honored as a 2024 VETS Indexes 4-Star Employer

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has been recognized as a VETS Indexes 4 Star Employer in the 2024 VETS Indexes Employer Awards. The award recognizes organizations committed to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing and supporting veterans and the military-connected community. LLNL is one of 285 organizations recognized for 2024. See the full slate of…

Lab assists west Fresno County in clean-energy future

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will provide technical assistance to 30 disadvantaged communities in west Fresno County to provide a future in clean-energy projects, including carbon capture and storage. The project is part of the Department of Energy’s Local Energy Action Program (LEAP) that aims to facilitate sustained community-wide economic and…

Celebrating LLNL researchers on World Intellectual Property Day

World Intellectual Property (IP) Day is Friday, April 26. World IP Day shines a light on the important role innovation plays in achieving the United Nations’ (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to create a better future for everyone by protecting the planet. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL)’s Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO) is…

New technique converts excess renewable energy to natural gas

Four Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have partnered with Los Angeles-based SoCalGas and Munich, Germany-based Electrochaea to develop an electrobioreactor to allow excess renewable electricity from wind and solar sources to be stored in chemical bonds as renewable natural gas. When renewable electricity supply exceeds demand, electric-utility…

Energy I-Corps experience shines light on bringing specialty resin to the silicone 3D-printing market

In the fall of 2023, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists Sijia Huang and Michael Ford participated in the Department of Energy’s Energy I-Corps Program, an immersive eight-week entrepreneurial boot camp that teaches scientists and engineers the tools of the trade for commercializing technology from the Lab to the marketplace. A major part of the…

LLNL’s new software licensing portal open for business

The Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO) has launched a new software licensing portal to facilitate the adoption of the diverse proprietary software solutions developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers. The portal is another outlet from IPO to promote technology transfer through partnerships and licensing opportunities to the private sector…

Hydrogen storage demonstrated for semi trucks

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Verne, a San Francisco-based startup, have demonstrated a cryo-compressed hydrogen storage system of suitable scale for heavy-duty vehicles. This is the first time cryo-compressed hydrogen storage has been demonstrated at a scale large enough to be useful for semi trucks, a milestone in high-density hydrogen storage…

HPC4EI workshop to highlight opportunities for supercomputing to shape manufacturing’s future

The High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation program will be hosting a special in-person workshop to discuss further deployment of high performance computing (HPC) to advance manufacturing on Oct. 18-19 at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) University of California Livermore Collaboration Center (UCLCC) The workshop will explore future developments in…

LLNL, CSU Bakersfield and Livermore Lab Foundation sign MOU to advance clean energy

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) and the Livermore Lab Foundation (LLF) have signed an agreement to collaborate on advanced and clean-energy technologies, research opportunities and community partnerships that have the potential to shape the future of energy in the state and bring high-quality jobs to the region…

Lab scientists and engineers garner three awards for top inventions in R&D 100 competition

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and engineers have netted three awards among the top 100 inventions worldwide. The trade journal R&D World Magazine recently announced the winners of the awards, often called the “Oscars of innovation,” recognizing new commercial products, technologies and materials that are available for sale or license for…

LLNL Innovation and Partnership Office employees net two awards

Two Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Innovation and Partnership Office (IPO) employees who brought the television hit “Shark Tank” to LLNL and the Department of Energy (DOE) complex have been honored for their technology commercialization efforts. Hannah Farquar, an IPO business development executive, and Roger Werne, an IPO senior adviser, received two awards…

LLNL and Sandia connect with suppliers at LLNL’s Industry Day

Hopeful energy filled the Bldg. 123 auditorium on April 20 as participants seeking to do business with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) or Sandia National Laboratories participated in Industry Day, an opportunity for contractors to learn about business opportunities and network with one another. More than 100 participants from 45 companies attended in-person,…

Innovation and Partnerships Office employees capture two national awards

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Technology Transfer Working Group (TTWG) recently awarded two Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employees with “Best in Class” awards during their May 13 spring meeting in Washington, D.C. Annemarie Meike, a business development executive within the Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO), received the Innovative Lab Technology…

One current, two former Lab scientists inducted into LLNL’s Entrepreneurs’ Hall of Fame

One current and two former Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have been inducted into the Laboratory’s Entrepreneurs’ Hall of Fame (EHF). The trio, who represent the third class of inductees into the Lab’s EHF, have been honored for developing technologies during or after their Lab careers that created major economic impacts or spawned new companies. …

White House summit celebrates fusion milestones, discusses 'bold' 10-year plan for commercialization

Recent scientific advancements in fusion, combined with increasing private investments and the urgent need to address climate change, mean the “time is now” for accelerating fusion energy commercialization, fusion experts said at a White House summit on March 17. Hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE…

LLNL, NNSA and elected officials celebrate opening of Livermore Valley Open Campus expansion

Leaders from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Congressional representatives and local elected officials gathered at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) on Aug. 10 to celebrate an expansion to the Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC). The Lab hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new office building (Bldg. 642) and a conference annex (Bldg. 643…

Bay Area national labs co-host innovation exploration

As part of the Bay Area Lab Innovation Networking Center (LINC), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Sandia National Labs, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will give industry leaders insight on how to harness the technologies, tools and capabilities within some of the nation’s premier science and technology research…

Lab will play key role in upcoming battery summit

Five Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employees, including Director Bill Goldstein, will play key roles in the sixth annual Bay Area Battery Summit (BABS) slated to be held virtually next week. This year’s sixth annual BABS, co-sponsored by LLNL, New Energy Nexus and CalCharge, will draw together investors, policymakers, researchers and entrepreneurs with an…