Sandia National Laboratories, New MexicoGovernment

United States

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Foundation: 1949

Mission: As 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. As an FFRDC for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), we have a long-term relationship with our sponsor. This creates an environment that supports our fields of expertise, enables us to maintain our objectivity and independence, and allows us to be familiar with our sponsor’s mission. We bring the FFRDC culture to all our federal sponsors to provide long-term support, solutions to existing problems and emerging threats, and quick-response capabilities. As an objective, independent, and trusted advisor, we draw from our deep science and engineering experience to anticipate, innovate, create, and inform the policy debate for decision makers.

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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Government sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldNorthern AmericaOECDUnited States
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 257th129th208th125th
Chemistry 336th174th270th165th
Computer Science 365th131st274th121st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 406th169th338th153rd
Energy 193rd41st109th38th
Engineering 287th104th198th99th
Environmental Science 231st67th153rd64th
Mathematics 327th105th239th99th
Medicine 549th291st499th272nd
Physics and Astronomy 248th109th189th106th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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