Computational Science News

Explore our archive of computational science news stories.

May 10, 2024

New Database Aims To Accelerate Electrocatalyst Development Through Atomic-Scale Insights

The quest for more productive catalysts for the creation of sustainable fuels and commodity chemicals via electrochemical reactions just became easier.

May 7, 2024

NREL’s Artificial Intelligence Work Reveals Benefits to Wind Industry

The wind industry could benefit from the use of artificial intelligence to design and deploy wind plants, according to an article in Nature Energy written by researchers at NREL.

April 18, 2024

With Kestrel on Deck, Advanced Computing Hit a Home Run Over 300 Clean Energy Projects

NREL's high-performance computing, efficient data center operations, and powerful visualizations have left an indelible stamp on clean energy innovation.

Feb. 28, 2024

From Organics to Fuels: Computational Models Can Accelerate and Scale Up Biomass Conversion

Pathways to sustainable biofuels are within view as computational models solve key challenges.

Jan. 29, 2024

Shashank Yellapantula Receives American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Fellow Designation

Shashank Yellapantula, senior staff scientist in NREL's Computational Science Center, was recognized as a 2024 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Associate Fellow.

Jan. 29, 2024

On the Ground in Colorado, NREL Is Simulating Sustainable Aviation Fuel Combustion During Flight

A cross-disciplinary research team is gathering meticulous fuel chemistry data to equip the aviation industry with an ultra-detailed sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) combustion simulation. Powered by supercomputers, the "virtual jet engine" can predict how SAF performs during flight and provide insights on how to tune it to maximize its safety and performance.

Jan. 5, 2024

NREL Researchers Produce First Macromolecular Model of Plant Secondary Cell Wall

A multidisciplinary approach has enabled researchers with NREL to quantitatively define the relative positioning and arrangement of the polymers in Populus wood and to create a computer model that details the findings.


2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016