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 and Metrology (REM) Laboratory—supports health physics, radiation dosimetry, irradiation research design, Monte Carlo modeling, radiation biology, engineering, and radiography.

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.

Chem/Bio Isolation Laboratories at MCRL

The Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory, previously known as the Marine Sciences Laboratory, at PNNL-Sequim, has laboratories that are physically-isolated and individually-accessed spaces. The isolations laboratories are connected to the

Lighting Metrology Laboratory

The nationally accredited Lighting Metrology Laboratory enables evaluation of advanced lighting systems. The facility provides accurate testing of non-standard lighting products for comparison and application evaluation.

Lumen Maintenance Test Facility

The Lumen Maintenance Test Facility was established to test next-generation lighting products. The facility has two automated light bulb test apparatuses that are able to test over 200 light bulbs each.

Oil Laboratory at MCRL

The Oil Laboratory at the Marine and Coastal Laboratory, previously known as the Marine Sciences Laboratory, measures physical and bulk-chemical properties of oil in water or ice.

Wasteform Development Laboratory

Researchers in this lab investigate glass, glass-ceramic, grout, metal, and metal-ceramic wasteforms that will withstand corrosion over geologic time. This includes supporting the nation's nuclear waste vitrification efforts at Hanford.