The Department of Energy bestowed the award to nine mid-career researchers to honor their contributions towards the DOE’s science, energy, and national security missions. The awardees include David Schlegel (Physics) and Peidong Yang (Materials Sciences). Go here to view a slideshow that highlights the research of the honorees. More>
Pam Ronald, a member of the Physical Sciences Division who directs JBEI’s Grass Genetics program, led a study that identified a bacterial signaling molecule that triggers an immunity response in rice plants, enabling the plants to resist a devastating blight disease. In addition to being a staple food, rice is the model for grass-type biofuels. More>
The first was on July 18 near the Strawberry Canyon pool on Centennial. The second was on July 24 near the ALS. To avoid interaction with a mountain lion, avoid isolated areas at dawn, dusk or night. Call x6999 if you see a mountain lion, or 911 if there is a safety threat. Call Blackberry Gate (x4050) for on-site, after-hours escort. More>
The July 27 forum at 10:30 a.m. in Perseverance Hall features Manny Oliver of the DOE Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Programs Office. He’ll discuss the recent Technology Transfer Opportunity program where Lab inventions are selected as topics for funding opportunities. More>
The July 14-16 event featured some of the state-of-the-art capabilities of conductive AFM to understand local energetics at the surface of energy-efficient materials. The workshop was held at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP), which is now located in Building 30.