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Georgia Institute of Technology

Marcus Nanotechnology Building

Atlanta, GA 30332

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Sandia National Laboratories has partnered with Georgia Tech on the Sandia Academic Alliance Program. Sandia Day invites Georgia Tech faculty, researchers and graduate students for a half-day event to raise awareness about the academic alliance between GT and Sandia and exchange information about technical focus areas to develop new engagements. Academic partnerships enrich mutual capabilities and expand impact.

Intended Outcomes

  • Better understanding of Sandia Academic Alliance technical research areas, Sandia’s Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program to seed new engagements, student intern programs and post doc opportunities, and opportunities for new sponsor funded research
  • Enhance impact of research collaborations
  • Increase student awareness about Sandia and opportunities for student internship/postdoc/regular positions
  • Learn more about GT capabilities and faculty research interests that align with Sandia Academic Alliance technical research areas

Sandia Technical Themes

  • Materials/Nanotechnology
    • Materials under extreme and abnormal environments, including aging
    • High throughput experiment and modeling for materials design and development, including material data science and informatics
    • Material with multi-functionality, including soft/hard and single/multiple materials, under different stimuli
    • In-Situ characterization and nanomechanics
    • Soft, Biological, and Composite Nanomaterials
  • Quantum Information Sciences (QIS)
    • Algorithms and applications for Noisy Intermediate-scale Quantum (NISQ) devices
    • Improved materials to improve the fabrication, control, or measurement of semiconductor or Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) qubits
    • Novel development or applications of quantum sensors
    • Quantum networks, coupling photons to material qubits, and other quantum communications technologies
  • Radio Frequency (RF) Photonics/Electronics
    • Novel integrated photonic device development utilizing Sandia’s PIC platforms
    • System level design and modeling of unique RF photonic systems
    • Understanding of photonic component performance in environments of interest (i.e., radiation and electromagnetic interference)
    • RF Integrated Circuit (RFIC) design
    • Heterogeneous integration (advanced packaging)
  • Data Science and Advanced Computing
    • System software and advanced architectures for high performance computing
    • Beyond Moore computing (quantum, reversible computing, neuromorphic)
    • Data science including data visualization, advanced analytics, machine learning


11:30am Registration and Lunch Served

12:00pm Welcome and Purpose

12:15pm Overview of Sandia and Academic Alliance Program

12:45pm GT and Sandia Successful Partnership Examples

1:15pm Break

1:30pm Sandia Technical Themes Descriptions

2:45pm Introduce Break Out Sessions

3:00pm Break Out Sessions (Select One Session to Attend)

4:00pm Information Sharing from Break Outs

4:30pm Wrap Up and Adjourn

Note: Sandia National Laboratories work under government-mandated visitation and information-sharing restrictions that can sometimes limit how it can work with non-U.S. citizens. For this reason, we need to know the citizenship of prospective collaborators before we enter into a partnership. Depending on the proposed research and associated information sensitivity, some projects may require that work be conducted only with professors and students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


Sandia National Laboratories’ purpose is to develop advanced technologies to ensure global peace. Headquartered in Albuquerque, NM and Livermore, CA, Sandia is a multidisciplinary national laboratory and federally funded research and development center (FFRDC). Sandia accomplishes tasks that are integral to the mission and operation of our sponsoring agencies by:

  • anticipating and resolving emerging national security challenges
  • innovating and discovering new technologies to strengthen the nation’s technological superiority
  • creating value through products and services that solve important national security challenges
  • informing the national debate where technology policy is critical to preserving security and freedom throughout our world

Sandia National Laboratories is a multimission laboratory managed and operated by National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International Inc., for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-NA0003525.

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Marcus Nanotechnology Building

Atlanta, GA 30332

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