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  • VGC-MM

    Taming Big Data Analytics Workloads

    To help cope with the unprecedented amount of rapidly changing data that needs to be processed in emerging data analytics applications, Vito Giovanni Castellana and Marco Minutoli, from PNNL’s High Performance Computing group, will showcase their work with the developer framework, “SHAD: the Scalable High-performance Algorithms and Data-structures Library,” at the upcoming IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2018 conference in Washington D.C.

  • Grant Johnson

    Grant Johnson Co-Organizes Mesilla Chemistry Workshop

    Congratulations to Dr. Grant Johnson at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on co-organizing the 2018 Mersilla Chemistry Workshop. The 3-day event brought together experts from five countries to share insights on connecting theory and experiment in catalysis research.

  • PMedIC

    To Speed Precision Medicine, a ‘Co-Laboratory’

    The Biological Sciences Division is at the heart of a new collaboration announced Feb. 14 between PNNL and Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU).

  • Leung and Lercher

    Two PNNL researchers elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering

    Two researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratoryhave been elected to membership in the prestigious National Academy of Engineering. Ruby Leung and Johannes Lercher are among the 106 new members elected worldwide to the 2017 class. See the full News Release

Our researchers advance the frontiers of science to study, predict, and engineer complex adaptive systems related to Earth, energy, and security. Our investigations inhabit every scale. We study the vast whirl of aerosol-laden clouds; the complex shoreline interfaces of land and sea; the mysterious microbiomes that teem just beneath the Earth’s surface; and the myriad of molecules busy on surfaces just angstroms wide.

We investigate elemental chemical and physical processes, including new catalysts that speed up the efficiency of renewable fuels. We study climate system dynamics to predict the effects of climate change. We design and synthesize the functional and structural materials of the future, including robust metal foils thinner than a human hair.

We are proud to host two unique DOE user facilities. EMSL facilitates molecular-level investigations into the physical, chemical, and biological processes that underlie the Earth’s most critical environmental issues. ARM provides a setting for climate research and instrumentation development, and is strengthened by streaming data from a worldwide complex of sensing stations.

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