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Energy & Environment Directorate


The Energy & Environment Directorate's mission is unique in its diversity; From discovering efficient sources for renewable energy to providing scientifically defensible solutions for legacy nuclear waste. Through grid modernization and hydropower research, to buildings and appliances, EED's wide-ranging research areas are creating a safer environment while moving new ideas from the bench to the market. EED is dedicated to a cleaner future, restored environment, and a stronger economy.

Fundamental & Computational Sciences Directorate


Science is at the heart of all we do at PNNL. It fuels our discovery to serve humanity, leading to innovations that change the way we think about the world. Our researchers are redefining the boundaries of science, advancing our understanding of nature and the cosmos, and providing scientific foundations for technological innovations.

National Security Directorate

National Security

The National Security Directorate is the steward of PNNL's assets to help prevent and counter acts of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. NSD provides the tools and technologies to support the detection of weapons of mass destruction, help the United States manage its nonproliferation treaties, and secure our nation's borders.

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