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Meet Juliane Mueller, 2014 Alvarez Fellow

Mueller joins Lab’s Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering where she will be developing optimization algorithms for computationally expensive black-box problems. She will discuss her work at a seminar on August 29, at 1 p.m. in Building 50F-1647. More>

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Lab Named ‘Champion of Energy Efficiency’

The award was conferred at the biennial Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. Lab was cited for “four decades of leadership of leadership in R&D, helping to improve building technology and systems in collaboration with industry and state.” More>

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Lab Computational Cosmologists Honored by NASA

Julian Borrill, Reijo Keskitalo and Ted Kisner have received a NASA Group Achievement Award for “outstanding supercomputing support provided to the US Planck Team.” The team was honored for their work in support of the first Planck data release. More>

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Lab Wins Three 2014 R&D 100 Awards

Winners include a fast way to analyze the chemical composition of cells, genetic tools to improve crops, and a bioinformatics platform for screening 3-D cell culture models. The technologies could lead to advances in biofuels, food crops, drug screening, and biomaterials, and to a better understanding of microbial communities. More>

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Vern Paxson Receives 2015 IEEE Internet Award

Computing Science’s Vern Paxson is a co-recipient of the 2015 IEEE Internet Award for exceptional contributions to the advancement of Internet technology. He and co-recipient KC Claffy were recognized for their “seminal contributions to the field of Internet measurement, including security and network data analysis.” More>

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Lab’s Mina Bissell Receives Award From Assemblymember Skinner

Representative recognized women in 15 Assembly District who have made significant contributions in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), including Lab life scientist Mina Bissell. More>

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2014 ITRI-Rosenfeld Fellowship Winners Announced

Zhenhua Liu and Chinmayee Subban are the winners of the 2014 ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship honors the contributions of Art Rosenfeld and his work toward the advancement of energy efficiency on a global scale. More>

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ALD Don DePaolo Wins Prestigious Hess Medal

Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Science Don DePaolo was selected as this year’s American Geophysical Union Harry Hess Medal recipient. DePaolo was recognized for his groundbreaking research on the geochemical structure of the Earth’s mantle using neodymium isotopes. More>

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Jennifer Doudna Co-Winner of Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

Physical bioscientist Jennifer Doudna along with Emmanuelle Charpentier were recognized for their discovering a new method for precisely manipulating genetic information in ways that should produce new insights in health and disease, and may lead to the discovery of new targets for drug development. More>

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Jay Keasling Wins 2014 Eni Award’s Renewable Energy Prize

Honor recognizes his achievements in microbial production of hydrocarbon fuels. More>

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