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.

Battery Reliability Test Laboratory

The Battery Reliability Test Laboratory at PNNL is a world class battery testing facility that has been established to accelerate the development of grid energy storage technologies that will help modernize the power grid.

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.

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

Environmental Chambers

PNNL’s environmental chambers allow researchers to compare indoor and outdoor performance of building equipment to improve efficiency, standards, and more.

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.

Integrated Building Assets

PNNL's unique integrated building assets include the Systems Engineering Building, Thermal Energy Storage System, Power Electronics Laboratory, two large batteries, and electric vehicle chargers.

PNNL 5G Innovation Studio

Verizon is teaming with PNNL to support the Lab’s mission to tackle some of the world’s greatest science and technology challenges in areas like national security, energy efficiency, and scientific discovery.

Systems Engineering Building

The Systems Engineering Building provides unique laboratory space and equipment to advance research in electricity markets, generation, transmission, distribution, and end use, including buildings-grid integration.

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.