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Advancements in Z-pinch fusion: New insights from plasma pressure profiles

Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have reported advancements in understanding plasma pressure profiles within flow-stabilized Z-pinch fusion, a candidate for achieving net gain fusion energy in a compact device. In collaboration with the University of California San Diego (UCSD), the University of Washington, Sandia National Laboratories and…

DOE, LLNL take center stage at inaugural artificial-intelligence expo

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Director Kim Budil and other LLNL staff joined Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Secretary David Turk, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Administrator Jill Hruby, DOE Under Secretary for Science and Innovation Geraldine Richmond, DOE Director of the Office of Critical and Emerging Technologies Helena Fu, U.S…

Jupiter Laser Facility gets a reboot

Fifty years ago, the first laser, Janus, was installed in Building 174 (renamed the Jupiter Laser Facility in 2006) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Additional lasers, more than 100 Ph.D.s granted time on the system and thousands of international users later, the Jupiter Laser Facility (JLF) celebrated its grand reopening Thursday after a four-year refurbishment,…

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…

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…

LLNL team accelerates multi-physics simulations with El Capitan predecessor systems

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have achieved a milestone in accelerating and adding features to complex multi-physics simulations run on Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), a development that could advance high performance computing and engineering. As LLNL readies for El Capitan, the National Nuclear Security Administration’s first exascale…

HPC for Energy Innovation program launches Spring 2024 solicitation

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Program today announced the launch of its latest funding opportunity, inviting companies to propose collaborations with the DOE’s national laboratories that utilize their supercomputing resources and expertise. The HPC4EI umbrella, which includes the HPC4Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg…

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 and Precision Neuroscience collaboration aims to develop next-generation neural implants

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has joined forces with Precision Neuroscience Corporation (Precision) to advance the technology of neural implants for patients suffering from a variety of neurological disorders, including stroke, spinal cord injury and neurodegenerative diseases such as Lou Gehrig's disease. Under the three-year collaboration, outlined in a…

Lawrence Livermore makes Glassdoor’s 2024 ‘Best Places to Work’ list

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2024. This is the fifth award the Laboratory has earned in Glassdoor’s award program since its inception in 2009. The Employees’ Choice Award, now in its 16th year, is based solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide…

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…

New analysis outlines national opportunities to remove CO2 at the gigaton scale

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers, along with scientists from more than a dozen institutions, have completed a first-of-its-kind high-resolution assessment of carbon dioxide (CO2) removal (CDR) in the United States. The report, “Roads to Removal: Options for Carbon Dioxide Removal in the United States,” charts a path for the United States to achieve…

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 receives four 2023 TCF grants

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have racked up another top-notch year for securing grants through the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) program. Matt Garrett, who was named earlier this year to lead the Lab’s Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO), noted that the Lab’s engagements with industry are crucial 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…

Energy Inks wins regional FLC award

A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)-developed technology known as Energy Inks has won a best in region award for the Far West region from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC). This is the technology’s second award in the past nine months, as it received an R&D 100 award last September as one of the top 100 industrial inventions in…

LLNL participates in Women-Owned Small Business Opportunity Day

The Livermore Open Campus (LVOC) was buzzing Tuesday, March 28, with a crowd that included small business owners, the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) and representatives from five national laboratories. They were gathered for Women-Owned Small Business Opportunity Day, presented by the Department of Energy and jointly hosted by OSDBU, LLNL…

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…