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PNNL Fast Facts, Fiscal Year 2017


scientists, engineers, and professionals

$987 Million in R&D expenditures for FY2017

Sponsors include the U.S. Department of Energy; U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and other federal, state and local agencies. Key partnerships include scientists, engineers, and other professionals within academia, other national laboratories, and industry. Enlarge Image



peer-reviewed, published articles (FY2017)

According to essential Science Indicators ranking among 1% of research institutions in publications and citations in (FY2017):

  • Geosciences
  • Materials Science
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology Physics
  • Plant & Animal Science
  • Biology and Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Environment and ecology


$456 Million

$423 Million in Washington State



64 in FY17

U.S. and foreign since 1965

Economic Development

  • 187 companies established with PNNL roots since 1965; 18 started in the last 10 years and are still in business in Washington representing $27 Million in revenue and 140 employees in Washington state
  • Since 1994, completed 1,336 technology assistance projects with approximately 68% of them supporting Washington-based companies, resulting in product or service improvements and increased revenues for these companies

Domestic Purchased Goods and Services

$350 Million

Economic Impact

In addition to its scientific and technological advances, PNNL and its operator, Battelle, are also one of Washington state's most important economic contributors. The Economic Impact of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on the State of Washington in Fiscal Year 2017 report lists several economic indicators including: PNNL's funding and total spending, jobs, wages, purchased goods and services, health care, visitor spending, spinoff companies, STEM support and corporate charitable contributions, as well as the economic impact of PNNL operations.

Details can be found in the full report or the 2-page

FY2017 Awards Include

  • 2 Federal Laboratory Consortium awards for technology transfer in FY17, a total of 85 awards since 1984.
  • 7 R&D 100 Awards in FY17, a total of 107 since we began submitting entries in 1969.
  • 2 Members, National Academy of Engineering
  • 1 Member, Washington State Academy of Sciences
  • 1 Early Career Research Program Award, DOE
  • 2 Fellows, American Association for the Advancement
    of Science
  • 1 Fellow, American Chemical Society
  • 1 Fellow, American Physical Society
  • 1 Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • 1 Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics
    Engineers Society
  • 1 Fellow, Materials Research Society
  • 1 Fellow, National Society of Professional Engineers
  • 1 Fellow, Optical Society
  • 1 Best Paper Award, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • 1 Elected to the editorial board of Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
  • Team recognized with DOE Secretary of Energy Appreciation Award
  • 1 Commended by National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
  • 1 Committee Member elected to the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
  • 1 Staff member elected the editorial board of Renewable Energy journal

Battelle Community Involvement

  • $821,000: Value of Battelle, PNNL and PNNL employee cash contributions to philanthropic and civic organizations
  • In FY2017 staff contributed $178,000 to United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties
  • Since 1965, Battelle has invested more than $27 million to improve science, education and quality of life in the Tri-Cities, Wash. community
  • Invested $245,000 (FY2017) in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Education locally and regionally.
  • Through Team Battelle, our staff volunteer program, employees volunteered 42,200 hours for 52 local organizations in FY2017
  • Over the past ten years, PNNL staff have volunteered more than 312,400 hours to community projects


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