A national lab and a university this week signed a deal to strengthen national security and advance science and engineering.
Under the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, or CRADA, Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico will explore research collaborations among scientists, faculty and students in various areas.
The 5-year agreement will kick off a pair of projects focused on radiation testing and developing particle detector designs for the European particle physics laboratory CERN.
“CRADA research like this fosters innovation and furthers the capabilities of both parties,” Sandia technology partnerships senior manager Mary Monson said in a May 9 release. “These partnerships allow Sandia to share our expertise for the U.S. public good and support the Labs’ various missions.”
The agreement features nine areas of collaboration: quantum information science; computational science and engineering; cybersecurity; data analytics, systems analysis and intelligence science; nuclear engineering and high-energy density science; advance materials and devices; energy and water; bioscience for national security; and emerging science and engineering capabilities for national security.