Yu Seung Kim has been working on research in the Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices group for 16 years pursuing technology for more affordable fuel cell electric cars.

Energy Security Center

Developing new ideas for reliable, secure, and sustainable carbon neutral energy solutions for the nation—the portal to LANL’s diverse energy security research enterprise.

Research focus areas:

  • Materials and concepts for clean energy
  • Science for renewable energy sources
  • Superconducting cables
  • Energy storage
  • Fuel cells

Mitigating impacts of global energy demand

  • Climate change prediction
  • Infrastructure reliability and security
  • Greenhouse gas monitoring and measurement
  • CO2 capture and sequestration

Sustainable nuclear energy

  • Fundamental advances in nuclear fuels
  • Nonproliferation safeguards
  • Reactor concepts
  • Reactor waste disposition
CSES is the 2016 follow-on Center from the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP), which was founded at Los Alamos in 1981.

Center for Space and Earth Science

Promoting and supporting high-quality, cutting-edge science in the areas of astrophysics, space physics, solid planetary geoscience, and climate science.

The Center for Space and Earth Science (CSES) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is committed to promoting and supporting high quality, cutting-edge science in the areas of astrophysics, space physics, solid planetary geoscience, and climate science. These subject areas are selected based on their breadth of scientific challenges facing the international scientific community, as well as relevance to the strategic objective to extend Laboratory scientific excellence.

CSES/LANL makes a special effort to promote and support new research ideas, which can be further developed through seed funding into major programs supported by federal or other funding sources. CSES also supports feasibility studies, in order to assess the potential for seed projects to rapidly advance to new capabilities and program growth.

CSES Partnerships

Collaborations between Los Alamos National Laboratory and university scientists is an effective way to promote creativity and extend science beyond today’s understanding.  As part of our strategy to encourage university collaborations, we strongly encourage participation of students and/or post docs, who in turn spend part of their research experience working with the Los Alamos scientific staff.

CSES is also committed to:

  • Developing long-term collaborative relationships with university faculty and departments that extend beyond the lifetime of any given project;
  • Establishing relationships with students working CSES-relevant research areas and assisting in identifying career opportunities for CSES-supported students at Los Alamos National Laboratory;
  • Supporting educational programs on topics relevant to CSES and desired by Los Alamos National Laboratory programs, particularly in subject areas where there are gaps and inadequacies in existing university curricula.