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Doudna, Keasling, Mathies Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Biochemist Jennifer Doudna, chemical engineer Jay Keasling and chemist Richard Mathies were among 170 new fellows, recognized for outstanding contributions to innovation in patents and licensing, innovative discovery and technology, significant impact on society, and support and enhancement of innovation. More>

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Alivisatos Receives Commander of the Order of Honor From Greece

The Lab director received the accolade, presented by the ambassador of Greece, during a recent visit to Washington D.C. Alivisatos, who is Greek-American, said he was deeply honored by the award, which recognized his scientific contributions. More>

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Lab Researchers Selected as APS Fellows

Elke Arenholz, Corwin Booth, Andew Canning, William Fawley, Peter Fischer, Jinhua Guo, Alan Poon, David Schlegel and Feng Yuan were among the scientists recognized by the American Physical Society for their “exceptional contribution to the physics enterprise.” More>

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EETD Researcher Selected as National Academy Kavli Fellow

Adam Weber of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division attended the U.S Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium held last month, which brings together some of the very best young scientists to discuss exciting advances and opportunities in their fields. Weber’s current research looks at optimizing fuel-cell performance and lifetime. More>

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DOE Recognizes Lab for its Electric Vehicle Charging Program

The Lab was lauded at the DOE’s recent Workplace Charging Challenge. The challenge seeks a tenfold increase in the number of U.S. employers offering workplace charging by 2018. Visit the Sustainable Berkeley Lab website.

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Two Berkeley Lab Scientists Named AAAS Fellows

Climate scientist Bill Collins (left) of the Earth Sciences Division and chemist Heinz Frei of the Physical Biosciences Division have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for 2014. Collins was recognized for “distinguished contributions to the field of climate science through fundamental research on interactions among sunlight, heat, the coupled climate system, and global environmental change.” Frei was recognized for “distinguished contributions to the understanding of photochemical reactions, and, in particular, for the advancement of robust catalysts for solar energy conversion.” More>

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Lin-Wang Wang wins time at DOE Leadership Computing Facility

Materials Scientist Lin-Wang Wang was awarded 25 million hours of processing time by the DOE’s Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. He will conduct ab initio simulations of carrier transports in organic and inorganic nanosystems at Oak Ridge Lab’s supercomputer facilities. More>

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Marvin Cohen Receives Materials Society’s Highest Honor

Cohen received the 2014 Von Hippel Award from the Materials Research Society for “explaining and predicting properties of materials and for successfully predicting new materials using microscopic quantum theory.” He is a senior scientist in the Materials Sciences Division UC Berkeley University Professor. More>

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NSD’s Howard Wieman Receives APS Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics

Wieman was recognized “for developing foundational experimental and theoretical tools to enable and guide generations of experiments in relativistic heavy ion physics. The combination of experiment and theory led to the initial discoveries at RHIC, ongoing precision studies of the properties of hot nuclear matter, and to exploration of the nuclear matter phase diagram.” More>

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Perlmutter, Doudna are Recipients of 2015 Breakthrough Prizes

Saul Perlmutter of the Physics Division and Jennifer Doudna of the Physical Biosciences Division were among the featured recipients of the 2015 Breakthrough Prizes in Fundamental Physics and Life Sciences. Twelve prizes in all, totaling $36 million, were announced Sunday night at gala in Mountain View hosted by the entertainer Seth MacFarlane. More>

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