Today at Berkeley Lab

Alivisatos Receives National Medal From President Obama

Former Lab Director and materials scientist Paul Alivisatos attended a special White House ceremony on May 19 to receive the National Medal, the nation’s highest honor for lifetime achievement in science. More>

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Two Scientists Selected for World Economic Forum Honor

Karen Davies and Jenny Mortimer of the Biosciences Area are among the young scientists selected to participate alongside business and political leaders in the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions. The two were chosen for their creativity, success, and high growth potential in their work, as well as their outreach efforts. More>

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Entries for Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Due August 1

In order to promote young scientists early in their career, SciLifeLab has engaged in a collaboration with AAAS and Science magazine, co-funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, to award an annual prize in the area of life science for the best Ph.D. thesis work. More>

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Alivisatos to Receive National Medal at White House Ceremony

Former Lab Director Paul Alivisatos will be among the 17 National Medal recipients who will receive their award from President Obama on May 19 at 11:30 a.m. (2:30 p.m. EST). The event will be live streamed here.

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Xiang Zhang Shares Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics

Zhang was recognized for his pioneering work on optical metamaterials and nanophotonics. His work has a major impact in optical physics and technology such as optical imaging, lithography, and photovoltaics. More>

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André Anders Receives Sugerman Award From Society of Vacuum Coaters

Anders, with the Accelerator Technologies and Applied Physics Division, was recognized for “his many contributions to the science of plasmas, Particularly time dependent effects in magnetrons, and vacuum coating technology education. The Sugerman Award is the society’s highest honor.

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DOE Highlights Lab PECASE Winner Michael Stadler

Stadler, who leads the Grid Integration Group in the Energy Technologies Area, was named a PECASE recipient for driving the development of the OE-funded microgrid modeling tool known as the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM). He received his Presidential Early Career Award at a recent White House ceremony. More>

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Graham Fleming Wins Royal Chemistry Society Faraday Prize

The prize was awarded for experimental and theoretical achievements that have redefined the study and understanding of fundamental chemical and photobiological processes in liquids, solutions and proteins. More>

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Chu Hall Wins American Institute of Architects Honor Award

The San Francisco Chapter of the AIA “appreciated the restraint of the project, beautifully scaled volumes, and incredible attention to framing the landscape. The care and rigor in its design are readily apparent without any sense of preciousness.” Chu Hall houses the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis. More>

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Glaeser, Niyogi, Marqusee, and Yang Named to National Academy of Sciences

The election recognizes their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. NAS membership is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United States. Lab researchers include Robert Glaeser, Krishna Niyogi, and Susan Marqusee of of the Biosciences Area, and materials scientist Peidong Yang. More>

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