Discovery in action. Powered by the creativity and innovation of 4,300 exceptional scientists, engineers and support professionals, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is advancing the frontiers of science and addressing some of the most challenging problems in energy, the environment and national security.
PNNL is the DOE’s premier chemistry, environmental sciences, and data analytics national laboratory. They also are home to the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), one of DOE’s scientific user facilities. At PNNL, researchers provide national leadership in four areas:
- deepening our understanding of climate science
- inventing the future power grid
- preventing nuclear proliferation
- speeding environmental remediation.
Other areas where PNNL makes important contributions include energy storage, microbial biology and cyber security. They partner extensively with other labs, academia, and industry in research, development and deployment activities.