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.

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.

Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory

PNNL's Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory (MCRL), is the only Department of Energy marine research facility. MCRL is working to help the nation achieve sustainable energy, a sustaining environment, and coastal security.

Marine Test Sites

PNNL has federal authorizations and permits for research activities at two locations in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. These sites offer a range of research conditions.

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.