Sandia National Labs FY20 LDRD Annual Report


Gil Herrera appointed to U.S. National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee

Gil Herrera , Sandia Labs Fellow, joins 20 others from government, industry, and academia tasked with advising the nation’s highest offices on matters concerning quantum information science. His appointment is for three years. Herrera was the PI on the Earth Science Research for COVID-19 Pandemic LDRD project.

Jacqueline Chen named DOE Office of Science Fellow Jacqueline Chen , whose work on fundamental turbulence-chemistry interactions in combustion helped advance the design of automotive, gas turbine and jet engines, was selected by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science as a Distinguished Scientist Fellow — one of only eight researchers in the nation to hold the distinction.

Jacqueline Chen and Justin Smith elected as American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Associate Fellows

Jacqueline Chen and Justin Smith , two LDRD researchers, were elected Associate Fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2020. The designation of Associate Fellow recognizes those “who have accomplished or been in charge of important engineering or scientific work, or who have done original work of outstanding merit, or made outstanding contributions in the field.”

Tina Nenoff elected as American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

Tina Nenoff , perennial inventor of advanced materials, was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She received the honor for advancement of science “in service to society” and “for outstanding accomplishments in nanoporous materials and technology through research and group effort leadership, particularly in ion and gas separations for energy and environmental applications.” Nenoff is currently leading an LDRD project creating a breakthrough in optoelectronic materials.



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