Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)


Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a premier national security research institution, delivering scientific and engineering solutions for the nation's most crucial and complex problems. Our primary responsibility is ensuring the safety, security, and reliability of the nation's nuclear deterrent.

The Los Alamos of today emphasizes worker safety, effective operational safeguards & security, and environmental stewardship, while outstanding science remains the foundation of the Laboratory. In addition to supporting the Lab's core national security mission, our work advances bioscience, chemistry, computer science, earth and environmental sciences, materials science, and physics disciplines.

Energy research at LANL is addressing the challenge of developing transformative new energy technologies and significantly enhancing and extending the use of current technologies in a manner that is sustainable and that mitigates negative environmental, social, and national security impacts. Implicit in this challenge is the development of capabilities to measure, model, and predict, in a quantifiable manner, the impacts of energy choices on the global climate and economy, and their cascading effects on the environment and society.

From the broad spectrum of opportunities for energy research, LANL focuses on three areas: 1) Concepts and materials for clean energy; 2) Sustainable nuclear energy; and 3) Measuring, predicting, and mitigating impacts of growing energy demand and use.

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