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LDRD Program Overview7
Sandia’s LDRD Program structure8
LDRD Investment Area Roles8
Program Metrics9
Enabling agile responses to national security missions (technology/capability affecting the mission)10
Mobile sensors find the best data to identify threats11
Sandia scientists begin to unlock the optical emission characteristics of plutonium11
High-performance digital radar for multi-mission intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance13
Adopting advanced commercial CMOS technology for rad-hard applications13
Speeding up model development for improved mission agility14
14 MeV DT Neutron Test Facility at the Sandia Ion Beam Laboratory14
Stochastic shock in advanced materials15
High-energy x-ray detectors using fast, high-Z semiconductors15
Generating hypersonic flight plans with Georgia Tech16
Gram scale synthesis route for high entropy oxides, with chemical control over particle composition and size17
Surface treatment methods for activating the surface of polymers18
Creating an electromagnetic pulse (EMP)-resilient electric grid18
Rapid screening of CRISPR gene editing therapeutics18
Power Bus GC results in reduced time/cost of nuclear system upgrades19
Parallel tensor decomposition for massive, heterogeneous, incomplete data20
Stochastic optimization to enhance resiliency and response strategies in critical infrastructure20
Disaggregated memory architectures for future High Performance Computing (HPC)21
Compatible particle methods21
Controlling the activity of gene-editing tools22
Novel zoned wasteforms for high-priority radionuclide waste streams22
Sandia Fellow Keith Matzen received the 2019 Distinguished Career Award from Fusion Power Associates22
Technical vitality and frontiers of S&T23
Credible image meshing enables as-built computational analysis24
Forecasting marine sediment properties on and near the Arctic shelf with geospatial machine learning24
Understanding ductile rupture of metals25
Discovering new ways to make magnetically soft materials25
Design/fabrication of reliable, reactive multilayer coatings/foils to release stored chemical energy as light/heat26
Statistical uncertainty quantification for multivariate physical parameter estimation with multivariate outputs26
A domain-specific language for high-consequence control software27
State-of-the-art operation of an RF acoustic amplifier technology28
3D-magnetohydrodynamic simulations of electrothermal instability growth by studying Z-pinches with engineered defects28
How to see what’s happening inside a battery without disturbing it29
Passive magnetoelastic smart sensors for a resilient energy infrastructure30
An exascale computational simulation capability for pervasive fracture and failure of structures30
Fast and robust hierarchical solvers31
Near-infrared nanophotonics through dynamic control of carrier density in conducting ceramics31
Characterization of ultralow permeability geomaterials using electrokinetics32
Prediction and inference of multi-scale electrical properties of geomaterials32
Metamaterials science and technology Grand Challenge project33
Microsystems-enabled photovoltaics33
Providing high-quality intelligence of world events33
Realistic emulation of automated synthetic biology facilities to prevent risk of unintended manufacture34
Assessing seismic analysis and analyst performance using the normalized compression distance metric35
A truly micro-scale gyroscope based on optomechanical oscillation35
Sandia researchers create new ion selective membranes for batteries36
Workforce attraction, development and retention37
Four Sandia researchers win Presidential Early Career Award38
2019 Truman Postdoctoral Fellowship40
2019 Jill Hruby Postdoctoral Fellow41
AutonomyNM attracts collaborative researchers in Autonomy for Hypersonics Mission Campaign43
Sandia’s LDRD Program attracts Joel Clemmer to work on challenging Engineering Science projects43
Sandia LDRD principal investigator, Tamara Kolda, named Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow44
New Mexico Legislators’ Serial Innovator Awards44
Most Promising Asian-American Engineer of the Year44
Black Engineer of the Year STEM Global Competitiveness Awards45
Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) STEM Global Competitiveness Awards45
Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards46
Society of Women Engineers Achievement Award46
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers Award47
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Early Achievement Award47
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Fellow48
Materials Research Society Mid-Career Researcher Award48
2019 R&D 100 Awards49
Lawrence Sperry Award51
Federal Consortium Awards50
2019 LDRD TEAM52

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