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The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory in Richland, Washington.



Researchers at PNNL, a multi-program laboratory stewarded by the DOE Office of Science, perform work for DOE and other government agencies, collaborate with universities and industry, and leverage research funding to maximize results.

PNNL Campus

PNNL is known for its interdisciplinary research approach, and for delivering solutions to a wide range of national challenges, with particular emphasis on
  • Strengthening U.S. scientific foundations for innovation
  • Increasing U.S. energy capacity and reducing dependence on imported oil
  • Preventing and countering terrorism and the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Reducing the environmental effects of human activities and creating sustainable systems.

PNNL currently employs more than 4,500 staff members and in fiscal year 2009 conducted research approaching $1 billion. [1]


Electricity Infrastructure Operations Center (EIOC)

Bioproducts, Sciences, and Engineering Laboratory (BSEL)

Marine Sciences Laboratory (MSL)

Capability Replacement Laboratory (CRL)

Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL)

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