Laboratory productivity can be measured in a number of ways, including number of peerreviewed journal articles published each year, and through the various awards earned by laboratory scientists. Several of the laboratories’ key achievements from recent years are highlighted below.

Los Alamos National Laboratory

In FY2011:

•   LANL had 2,079 peer-reviewed publications, the highest since 2006.

•   The laboratory’s number of post-doctoral candidates was at an all-time high.

•   LANL won three R&D 100 Awards.1

•   The E.O. Lawrence Award, which recognizes exceptional contributions in R&D that support the DOE and its missions, was awarded to two LANL scientists.2

TABLE G.3 LANL Peer-Reviewed Publications

CY2007 CY2008 CY2009
LANL publications 1,928 1,780 1,743
LDRD-supported publications 401 452 376
Percent due to LDRD 21% 25% 22%

SOURCE: FY2010 LANL LDRD Annual Report, available at

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

In FY2011:

•   LLNL won two R&D 100 Awards.3

•   LLNL researchers received Secretary of Energy Achievement Awards.4

TABLE G.3 Journal Papers Resulting from LDRD-Funded Research as a Percentage of Total Articles for the Past 5 Years

Journal Articles 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
All LLNL articles 1,237 1,162 1,097 1,001 910
LDRD articles 223 237 212 161 186
LDRD articles as percentage of total 18% 20% 19% 16% 20%

SOURCE: FY2010 Laboratory Directed Research and Development Annual Report, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


1 Provided by the LASO Site Manager from the FY2011 LANL Self-Assessment.

2 See News Release, available at

3 See News Release at

4 See News Release at

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