Lab Director's Columns and Opinion Pieces
PNNL shares the gift of innovation
Published in the Tri-City Herald, December 2016, authored by Lab Director Steven Ashby
It has been said that invention is the process of turning money into ideas and innovation is the process of turning ideas into money. Read more...
Being grateful and going green at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Published in the Tri-City Herald, November 2016, authored by Lab Director Steven Ashby
Thanksgiving is a time for us to reflect on our many blessings, and being a part of the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is one for which I am especially grateful. Read more...
PNNL research fuels nuclear energy solutions
Published in the Tri-City Herald, October 2016, authored by Lab Director Steven Ashby
Nuclear power figures prominently in our country's energy portfolio and is essential to our economic and environmental security. Read more...
U.S.-China Open New Nuclear Security Training Facility in Beijing
The first nuclear security training center in the Asian-Pacific region was recently dedicated by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and dignitaries from the China Atomic Energy Authority. The facility will address the country's domestic nuclear security training requirements and provide a forum for bilateral and regional best-practice exchanges. It also offers a venue for demonstrating advanced technologies related to nuclear security.
PNNL Lab Director Steven Ashby was among those who commemorated the facility. Since 2010, PNNL staff have been preparing instructor capabilities and curriculum for the new training facility. They also will provide assistance to the Chinese in operating the facility during its first year. Check out the Seattle Times perspective as well as the Tri-City Herald article.
PNNL Director Steven Ashby's Presentations
Event: Keynote for CleanTech Showcase 2016, June 27, Seattle, WA
Title: Leading the Nation in Clean Technology
Summary: PNNL researchers are advancing science that will result in lower cost and improved lifespan for electric vehicle batteries, more efficient lighting, sustainable buildings, and a reliable power grid, among other things, said Director Steven Ashby as a keynote speaker at the CleanTech Showcase 2016.
View Steve's entire presentation for more information.