Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's work for the U.S. federal government focuses primarily on fundamental and applied research to address critical national issues including securing our homeland, reducing our dependence on foreign oil, and protecting natural resources. The projects we complete in these areas arm us with tools and information that private industry can use to improve lives while keeping our nation competitive in a technology-driven world.
Our facilities are best-in-class for many areas of scientific study, and there are a variety ways to partner with us. We may already have what you need—and it may be available for licensing—we might be mere steps away from discovering it...together.
Thirsty people and environmentalists can rest a little easier. A thin film technology developed at PNNL now one thousand times better at detecting the tiniest traces of harmful heavy metals in water.