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Savannah River National Lab

About Savannah River National Laboratory

Applying state-of-the-art science to provide practical, high-value, cost-effective solutions to complex technical problems is the Savannah River National Laboratory's goal. SRNL strives to be the nation's premier applied science laboratory in environmental management, national and homeland security, and energy security by delivering world-class innovative performance in national defense and homeland security technologies, hydrogen technology, and cleanup. SRNL is part of the Savannah River Site, which has an estimated $2.6 billion economic impact on South Carolina and Georgia each year.


Smart Manufacturing

  • Expertise in the development and design of prototype advanced electrochemical reactors for the production of energetic materials (e.g., alane) or processing of rare earth metals (Process Intensification)
  • Expertise in the development, design and testing facilities for prototype continuous chemical reactors and separations; electrochemical separations, advanced membrane design (Process Intensification)
  • Expertise in process modeling and implementation of process analytical to high temperature chemical manufacturing processes (Smart Manufacturing)


The Applied Research Center houses both the Hydrogen Technology Research Laboratory and Energy Materials Research Laboratory at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and creates a cross-disciplinary laboratory facility that lends itself to the integration of research and application of advanced materials that is focused on major laboratory and national initiatives. It drives innovation in advanced materials, either through fundamental changes or simple refinements in polymeric, ceramic, electronic, or metallic materials and materials systems in support of current and emerging national energy technology initiatives. This multi-disciplinary laboratory develops and fosters collaborations with academic, private industry and the government to develop and implement basic and applied research activities within the defined Strategic Thrusts for SRNL, and acts as an enduring resource for new high-technology, highly-skilled workforce development for both SRNL and the nation. The ARC consists of over 20,000 square feet divided into 30 lab modules and a high bay area, plus 10,000 square feet of office space. The ARC also contains incubation space where small companies can work along side SRNL personnel to solve some of the most challenging problems facing the nation.

Additional Information

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