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  • Morris Bullock

    Morris Bullock Honored for Scientific Achievement

    Congratulations to Dr. Morris Bullock on receiving Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's 2017 Exceptional Scientific Achievement Award.

  • LSAL

    HPC Duo Gets a Nod from Abroad

    Congratulations to Ang Li and Shuaiwen Leon Song, both from the High Performance Computing group, who were recognized with a HiPEAC Paper Award by the European Network on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation for their work on “Locality-Aware CTA Clustering for Modern GPUs.” Originally, the paper was presented at this year’s ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems, or ASPLOS, held in China.

  • MicroConf

    Meeting Microbes, Metabolites, and More

    A wrap-up of the recent three-day Multi-omics for Microbiomes conference.

  • L. Ruby Leung

    L. Ruby Leung Elevated to Battelle Fellow Status

    L. Ruby Leung recently was named a Battelle Fellow, which is Battelle's most distinguished research scientist position. Leung is an internationally renowned atmospheric scientist and a Laboratory Fellow at PNNL.

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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