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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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.

Energy Sciences Center

Scheduled for completion in 2021, a new Energy Sciences building will serve as a focal point for the synergistic research being conducted among PNNL scientists and academic partners

Environmental Chambers

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

Greenhouse at PNNL-Sequim

PNNL-Sequim has a 720-square-feet greenhouse with an automated roof and side venting so that researchers can work under natural lighting with controlled thermal conditions.

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.

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.

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.