(Extensions of Remarks - February 14, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E153]
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                           HON. ERIC SWALWELL

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, February 14, 2013

  Mr. SWALWELL of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor Dr. Richard 
H. Stulen, vice president of Sandia National Laboratories' California 
laboratory and the Energy, Climate, and Infrastructure Security Mission 
based in Livermore, California. Dr. Stulen, who recently retired after 
36 years of service, spent his career helping to make critical advances 
in areas of scientific research crucial to our nation's interest and 
security. Under Dr. Stulen's leadership, Sandia National Laboratory in 
Livermore has been tasked with conducting research aimed at ensuring 
the stewardship of our nation's nuclear weapons, defending the homeland 
against weapons of mass destruction, and has engaged in hydrogen fuel 
cell research that has the potential to revolutionize how our nation's 
transportation system is powered.
  Dr. Stulen joined Sandia National Laboratories in 1976, and during 
his tenure at Sandia Dr. Stulen has played a critical role in the 
evolution of the research landscape in the Bay Area. In the early 
1990s, Dr. Stulen helped initiate one of Sandia's first cooperative-
research-and-development agreements (CRADAs) under the Department of 
Energy's Technology Transfer Initiative. This CRADA led to the 
formation of the Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography (EUVL) Program and an 
industry-funded $300 million, three-lab CRADA with Lawrence Livermore 
and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories. This consortium agreement 
between the three Bay Area national laboratories helped spur further 
innovation and growth in these research fields within our region.
  Before serving in his current role, Dr. Stulen served as Sandia 
National Laboratories' chief technology officer, as well as chief 
scientist for Sandia's Nuclear Weapons Program. Dr. Stulen's extensive 
contributions to science were honored with Lockheed Martin's 
prestigious NOVA award for Technical Excellence in 1999.
  Mr. Speaker, Dr. Stulen has provided outstanding leadership in a 
variety of research fields that are incredibly important to our 
national security. I am honored to recognize his decades of leadership 
in service to Sandia National Laboratories, the research landscape of 
the San Francisco Bay Area, and to the nation at-large. I wish him the 
best of luck as he begins this new chapter of his life.