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Pictured above from left: Marcy Hoover, deputy director of Sandia’s Energy and Climate Program Management Unit, Jill Hruby, president and director of Sandia, Suresh Garimella, Purdue’s executive vice president for research and partnerships,Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and director, NSF Cooling Technologies Research Center, Bill Hart, Sandia manager, Tomas Diaz de la Rubia, chief scientist and executive director of Discovery Park.

Sandia National Labs Strategic Alliance with Purdue

Purdue is among a small group of research universities that has entered into a strategic alliance with Sandia Labs, one of the nation’s premier research institutions.

Sandia National Laboratories signed a memorandum of understanding with Purdue University to establish the alliance on April 16, 2015.

The goals of the alliance are to solve significant problems and accelerate technology adoption while offering new challenges and opportunities for researchers, faculty and students at both Purdue and Sandia.

The alliance provides opportunities for:

  • Collaboration on research challenges;
  • Increased faculty research partnerships with Sandia;
  • Exchange opportunities for Purdue faculty and students and Sandia staff.

Sandia is a multi-program laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corp., for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. With main facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Livermore, California, Sandia has major research and development responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.

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Kamlesh (Ken) Patel, most recently manager of the Advanced Systems Engineering and Deployment Department at Sandia National Laboratories at Livermore, has moved into i-GSDI as an Honorary Visiting Fellow in Discovery Park. He replaces Bill Hart, who resided on campus as the Purdue partnerships manager for Sandia from 2015 to 2017.

Ken Patel:

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Dan Delaurentis
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Director of i-GSDI
Phone: 765-494-0694

Links to News Releases

Sandia Labs sends award-winning scientist to Purdue's Discovery Park

Purdue, Sandia Labs plan strategic alliance

Sandia Labs to advance Purdue alliance with campus presence

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