Sandia National Labs FY20 LDRD Annual Report
FY20 ANNUAL REPORT
Amalie Frischknecht, APS Fellow in 2012
“LDRD has been important, especially in my early career at Sandia. A large LDRD project ($2.8M total) that I obtained (as PI) in FY10 launched one of my major research areas and supported a great team including an excellent postdoc, who is now tenured faculty at The Ohio State University. The size of this project, which supported both computational and experimental work as well as multiple postdocs and students (through university collaborations), allowed us to make progress in this area and establish expertise. The research done under this LDRD project was an important part of my successful nomination as an APS Fellow. This large LDRD launched a line of research that has continued to the present through funding from the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT). A paper supported by that FY10-FY12 LDRD and published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society is currently my most-cited paper, with 123 citations. While my continued success in research is due mostly to CINT, which supports long-term basic research, I have also remained engaged with LDRD, either as a PI, team member, or Truman Fellow mentor, continuously since I became a staff member in 2003 through the present.“
A listing of Sandia employees with LDRD ties who were named to 2020 Prestigious Fellowships and Memberships is included in the Workforce Development section of this report.
LABORATORY DIRECTED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
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