Advanced computer science, visualization, and data Applied materials science and engineering Biological and bioprocess engineering Chemical and molecular science Chemical engineering Condensed matter physics and materials science Cyber and information sciences Decision sciences Environmental subsurface science and analysis Large-scale user facilities and advanced instrumentation Mechanical design and engineering Nuclear and radiochemistry Nuclear engineering Power systems and electrical engineering Systems engineering and integration All national laboratories have defined areas of expertise and areas in which they excel. INL has 13 of these core capabilities, and two other emerging capabilities. Throughout this publication, these icons highlight INL core capabilities that underlie the projects described. 3 At the international level, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) recognized INL as an International Centre based on Research Reactors (ICERR). This put the United States in the company of France and Russia as one of only three countries possessing unique capabilities and excellence in nuclear research. INL’s facilities were recognized for their support of scientific discovery, medical and industrial isotope applications, and the advancement of nuclear fission, fusion energy, and global security technologies. In May, INL was the first national lab to be visited by Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who spent two days touring facilities at the INL desert Site and the Research and Education Campus. Perry said DOE is committed to revitalizing the nation’s nuclear infrastructure and that INL has a big role to play, especially with regard to keeping nuclear plants safe and up to date. Perry also gave a nod to the lab’s growing focus on cybersecurity and supercomputing, stressing the need for the United States to lead the world in those areas. “I cannot tell you how honored I am to be associated with men and women who do what you do, who truly have the potential to change the world on any given day,” Perry said, speaking to INL employees gathered at the Energy Innovation Laboratory. The pages that follow highlight some of the important work INL completed this past year. We describe projects on which the lab is providing national or regional leadership and embarking on notable collaborations. We spotlight new research capabilities and technological innovations. Recognizing that people are our most important asset, we recognize a small handful of our experts and show efforts to feed the talent pipeline.