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With new jet, PNNL will take research to new heights

With new jet, PNNL will take research to new heights
Published in the Tri-City Herald, June 2019, authored by Lab Director Steven Ashby

When you think of research equipment at a national laboratory, you might imagine powerful microscopes, sophisticated spectrometers and room-sized supercomputers. Read more...

Nuclear science and engineering is at the core of PNNL's Tri-Cities mission

Nuclear science and engineering is at the core of PNNL's Tri-Cities mission
Published in the Tri-City Herald, May 2019, authored by Lab Director Steven Ashby

From understanding basic physics to producing medical isotopes, supporting nuclear nonproliferation to advancing nuclear energy, and aiding environmental cleanup at sites like Hanford — nuclear science and engineering underpins about half of the research at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Read more...

Tri-Cities scientists are taking a quantum leap in supercomputing for clean energy and more

Tri-Cities scientists are taking a quantum leap in supercomputing for clean energy and more
Published in the Tri-City Herald, April 2019, authored by Lab Director Steven Ashby

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are working to realize an entirely new kind of computing that could revolutionize research in areas ranging from clean energy to secure communications. Read more...

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: PNNL's commitment to transform the world

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: PNNL's commitment to transform the world
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Published in the Tri-City Herald, April 2019, authored by Lab Director Steven Ashby

At the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, our 4,400 exceptional staff members are committed to transforming the world through science and technology.
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PNNL Director Steven Ashby's Presentations

Title: Video of Steve Ashby from the National Laboratory Directors' Council 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Workshop.


Event: Naturalization Ceremony, U.S. District Courthouse, 2016, November 15, Richland, WA

Title: Steve Ashby's remarks at Nov. 15, 2016 Naturalization Ceremony

Summary: As an invited speaker at a naturalization ceremony at the Federal Building in Richland, Wash., PNNL Lab Director Steve Ashby welcomed 18 new American citizens, telling them, "As Americans we have much to be thankful for. Among the things for which I am grateful is living in a nation that embraces diversity, that welcomes and respects cultures from around the world and that still serves as a beacon of freedom and opportunity."

Remarks from November 15, 2016 naturalization ceremony.

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PNNL Director Steven Ashby's Presentation Archive


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Energy Secretary Perry visits PNNL

Energy Secretary Perry visits PNNL

Greeted by Laboratory Director Steven Ashby (left), Energy Secretary Rick Perry visited PNNL to learn about how researchers are addressing national and international challenges in energy, the environment and national security through advancements in science.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry was at PNNL on Aug. 15, 2017, touring one-of-a-kind facilities and learning about how PNNL's research and development are contributing to DOE missions and national priorities. During Secretary Perry's visit, he heard from PNNL experts about grid modernization, technologies to detect nuclear explosions, energy storage advancements, cybersecurity and more. He also toured EMSL, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, which is a DOE Office of Science user facility. Click here for more about Secretary Perry's visit, including photos and a video of his address to PNNL staff.

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