Facilities

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Radiochemical Processing Laboratory

A diversity of radiological research and development—including advanced reactors, legacy waste clean-up, nuclear nonproliferation, medical isotopes and radiochemistry—is done in this Hazard Category II non-reactor nuclear research facility.

Seattle Research Center

The PNNL Seattle Research Center is located in the heart of Seattle’s South Lake Union, alongside leading top tech companies, research institutions, and universities.

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.