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Celebrate National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day

Celebrate National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day
Published in the Tri-City Herald, October 2018, authored by Lab Director Steven Ashby

Hydrogen may be the first element on the periodic table, but this lightweight gas could be a heavy hitter for enhancing our nation's clean energy security. Read more...

A sidewalk that repairs itself? PNNL cracks the code for self-healing cement

A sidewalk that repairs itself? PNNL cracks the code for self-healing cement
Published in the Tri-City Herald, August 2018, authored by Lab Director Steven Ashby

Imagine a nascent crack in the sidewalk that heals itself rather than growing into an eyesore or a tripping hazard. Read more...

This historic PNNL lab runs 'hot' and 'quiet'

This historic PNNL lab runs 'hot' and 'quiet'
Published in the Tri-City Herald, July 2018, authored by Lab Director Steven Ashby

Peering through the thick, green glass of a decades-old "hot cell," an expert technician manipulates robotic arms to study highly radioactive waste from Hanford, in support of ongoing cleanup. Read more...

PNNL's work in Alaska: ArcticShark, EyeSea and fire ice

PNNL's work in Alaska: ArcticShark, EyeSea and fire ice
Published in the Tri-City Herald, June 2018, authored by Lab Director Steven Ashby

Alaska's remote location and vast wilderness contribute both to its beauty and its challenges. Read more...

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PNNL Director Steven Ashby's Presentations

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.

Steven Ashby

PNNL Director Steven Ashby's Presentation Archive


Happenings

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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