Aquatic Research Laboratory

Specialized facilities are essential to the advancement of PNNL’s sponsored research programs and LDRD-funded projects.

Unique facilities at PNNL, including dedicated laboratories for power grid operations, marine sciences, data analytics, and atmospheric sciences, equip researchers to take on some of the most challenging questions, and expand the frontiers of scientific understanding and technological possibility.

In addition to more than two dozen state-of-the-art facilities supporting the laboratory’s missions in scientific discovery, energy resiliency, and national security, PNNL is the steward of two U.S. Department of Energy national scientific user facilities, ARM and EMSL, serving more than 2,000 researchers worldwide each year.

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318 Building

Expertise in the 318 Building—the Radiological Exposures & Metrology (REM) Laboratory—supports health physics, radiation dosimetry, irradiation research design, Monte Carlo modeling, radiation biology, engineering, and radiography.

Advanced Battery Facility

The Advanced Battery Facility was built to bridge the gap between fundamental battery research and commercial-scale battery development. The facility provides an ideal system for exploring a broad range of chemistries and materials.

Aquatic Research Laboratory

At the Aquatic Research Laboratory, PNNL scientists explore solutions for our nation’s growing need for clean, renewable energy. Projects are focused on monitoring and predicting the impacts of hydropower development and operation on water.

Building Operations Control Center

The Building Operations Control Center enables researchers and operations staff to connect to intelligent infrastructure from the smart grid, allowing access to extensive data from PNNL campus buildings, systems, and components.

Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis

PNNL is the lead institution for the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis (CME), an EFRC that seeks to establish the fundamental principles needed for efficient interconversion of electrical energy and chemical bonds.

Discovery Hall

Discovery Hall elevates scientific engagement by giving PNNL the ability to convene science and technology conferences and workshops in a modern, high-tech venue that accommodates large groups (450+ people) as well as small gatherings.

Grid Storage Launchpad at PNNL

The DOE’s Office of Electricity has selected PNNL as the site for a new, national grid energy storage research and development (R&D) facility to accelerate the development of the next generation of grid energy storage technologies.

Guest House

Within walking distance of most PNNL research facilities, the Guest House at PNNL is available to interviewees, relocatees, external contractors (to the Laboratory), and PNWD staff traveling to the Tri-Cities for business purposes.

High Throughput Center

At PNNL’s High Throughput Center, robots handle routine and repetitive small-scale laboratory tasks to improve the researchers’ labor landscape—and productivity.

Institute for Integrated Catalysis

Now in its 15th year, the Institute for Integrated Catalysis (IIC) provides the insight, the synthetic tools, and the engineering concepts to enable chemical and chemical-electrical energy transformations.