Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, California
LLNL’s main responsibility is ensuring the reliability and security of the nation’s nuclear deterrent, along with its mission of stockpile stewardship. The laboratory is working towards solutions for counter-terrorism and nonproliferation, defense and intelligence, energy and environmental security.
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, New Mexico
LANL’s mission is to develop science and technology across multiple disciplines to ensure the reliability of the nation’s nuclear deterrent, reduce global threats, and find solutions to other security and energy challenges.
Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sandia’s main mission revolves around developing science and technology in nuclear weapons, defense systems and assessments, energy and climate, and global security to address complex threats facing the nation.
Kansas City National Security Campus, Kansas City, Missouri
The mission at Kansas City is to develop non-nuclear mechanical, electronic, and engineered products for U.S. national defense systems. Additionally, there are technical services for analyzing chemistry, testing the environment, simulations and analysis, mechanical analysis, and more.
Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), Mercury, Nevada
The Nevada National Security Site works to support stewardship of the nuclear deterrent, provide nuclear and radiological emergency response initiatives, and to contribute to key nonproliferation and arms control.
Pantex Plant, Amarillo, Texas
The Pantex Plant is the primary facility for the final assembly, maintenance, and dismantlement of nuclear weapons. Its responsibilities include life-extension, surveillance, assembly and high explosive operations.
Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina
The Savannah River Site is recognized for its involvement in environmental stewardship, innovative technology, national security and energy dependence. Using scientific methods, Savannah River provides practical solutions to the nation’s environmental cleanup, nuclear security, and clean energy challenges.
Y‑12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Y-12 contributes to national security by maintaining the nuclear stockpile, reducing global threats posed, and providing feedstock to fuel the U.S. Nuclear Navy. Y-12’s unique emphasis is placed on processing and storing uranium, and developing technologies that coincide with the mission.
Other DOE National Laboratories
Ames Laboratory, Ames, Iowa
Key areas of expertise at Ames Laboratory include materials design, synthesis and processing, the design and development of analytical instrumentation, materials characterization, computational chemistry, condensed matter theory, and computational materials science and materials theory.
Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois
Argonne is a science and engineering research center working towards answering questions such as how to obtain affordable clean energy and how to implement initiatives to protect ourselves and the environment on atomic to global scales.
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York
Brookhaven is home to multidisciplinary efforts that contribute to nuclear science, energy science, data science, particle physics, accelerator science and technology, quantitative plant science, and quantum information science through varying science and technology solutions.
Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois
Fermilab is America’s particle physics and accelerator laboratory. Fermi works to understand the smallest building blocks of matter, energy, space, and time, and probes the farthest reaches of the universe to study the nature of dark matter and dark energy.
Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, Idaho
INL conducts research to sustain and develop nuclear energy technologies, scale other clean energy technologies, protect infrastructure, support national defense and homeland security, bolster national security, and protect nuclear materials.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California
Berkeley Lab works to conduct research for a secure energy future, understand living systems to improve the environment, understand matter and energy in the universe, and safely operate scientific facilities for the nation by bringing together multidisciplinary teams of research.
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Washington, D.C.
NETL implements research and development (R&D) programs for energy and the environment, such as enabling domestic coal, natural gas, and oil to power the nation; protecting the environment; and enhancing energy independence.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Lakewood, Colorado
NREL focuses on finding creative solutions to today’s energy challenges through its fundamental science breakthroughs, new clean technologies, and integrated energy systems. NREL’s research includes areas of bioenergy, materials science, wind, water, computational science, energy analysis, and more.
The Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program focuses on design, development, and operational support to provide safe, reliable, military effective propulsion plants. Military and civilian personnel design and manage the nuclear-powered ships and facilities that support the naval fleet.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, Tennessee
ORNL incorporates a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines such as neutron research, high-performance computing, material science, and nuclear processes for the overall benefit to scientific discovery, clean energy, and security.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, Washington
The distinctive strengths of PNNL are chemistry, earth sciences, and data analytics to improve national security and the nation’s energy resiliency. The lab focuses on understanding the earth’s climate, modernizing the electric power grid, safe guarding ports around the world, and other projects that create a safer, more secure world.
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, New Jersey
PPPL is a national fusion center for fusion energy research and plasma physics research. One of the facility’s goals is to develop scientific understanding of fusion to use as an energy source for the world’s long-term energy requirements.
Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), Aiken, South Carolina
SRNL applies science to provide solutions to complex technical problems such as the detection of weapons of mass destruction, the cleanup of contaminated groundwater and soils, the development of hydrogen as an energy source, and the safe management of hazardous materials.
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California
SLAC drives discoveries to benefit humankind and continues to invent tools that make discoveries possible in the quest for clean, sustainable energy sources. The particle accelerator is a major contributor to particle physics that allows for the world’s brightest x-rays.
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, Virginia
The Jefferson Lab utilizes its unique particle accelerator to study the basic building blocks of matter, and observe particles and the forces that bind them. The lab also uses technology to perform advanced computing and applied research with industry and university partners.