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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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 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.

PNNL 5G Innovation Studio

PNNL has established our next generation communications innovation studio to tackle some of the world’s greatest science and technology challenges in areas like national security, energy efficiency, and scientific discovery.

Power Electronics Laboratory

The Power Electronics Laboratory offers capabilities for testing and developing control concepts and technologies. The work here contributes to solutions for transactive energy, residential load flexibility, and more.

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.

Rapid Prototyping Lab

The Rapid Prototyping Lab at PNNL is a makerspace, where a skilled team of engineers and technologists work in the lab, directly with clients, to design and produce relatively inexpensive prototype components for research projects.

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.