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Gerd Ceder Wins IBA Research Award

Materials scientist Gerd Ceder received the 2017 Research Award from the International Battery Association (IBA). This award recognizes “individuals who have made outstanding accomplishments in battery research.” Ceder will receive the award and deliver a plenary lecture in March at the 2017 meeting of the IBA in Nara, Japan. More>

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Lab Researchers Among Those Named Bakar Fellows

UC Berkeley’s Bakar Fellows Program fosters faculty entrepreneurship in the STEM+ fields. Fellows receive support to translate their discoveries into commercial solutions. Among the newest fellows are the Lab’s James Hurly of the Biosciences Area, and Ali Javey, Jeff Long, and Jie Yao of the Energy Sciences Area. More>

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Physicist Surjeet Rajendran Shares $100,000 New Horizons Prize

Rajendran of the Lab’s Physics Division researches new theories to explain dark matter and other cosmological mysteries. The New Horizons prizes are awarded to promising early-career researchers who have already produced important work in either fundamental physics or mathematics. More>

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Berkeley Innovators Named Fellows of National Academy of Inventors

The Lab’s Paul Alivisatos, Amy Herr, and Enrique Iglesia were among 175 inductees. Election is a “distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.” More>

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David Bailey Among Winners of 2017 AMS Conant Prize

Retired Berkeley Lab mathematician David Bailey will receive the 2017 AMS Levi L. Conant Prize for the article “The Computation of Previously Inaccessible Digits of π2 and Catalan’s Constant,” along with three other co-authors. The prize will be awarded Jan. 5 at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta. More>

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Yaghi Awarded Turkish Academy of Sciences Prize

The Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) has awarded one of three 2016 Academy Prizes to Lab materials scientist Omar Yaghi. Yaghi won in the category of basic and engineering sciences, in recognition of his work in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). More>

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Henrik Scheller Receives 2016 Kaj Linderstrøm-Lang Prize

The Carlsberg Foundation and the Carlsberg Research Laboratory have awarded Henrik Scheller — the Joint BioEnergy Institute’s vice president of Feedstocks — the 2016 Kaj Linderstrøm-Lang Prize for his outstanding achievements on identifying and characterizing enzymes involved in synthesis and modification of the plant cell wall. More>

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Five Scientists Named AAAS Fellows

Five scientists have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). They include Eleanor Blakely (Biosciences), Mary Gaillard (Physics), Howard Matis (Nuclear Science), Krishna Niyogi (Biosciences), and David Shuh (Chemical Sciences). More>

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Inspiring ASCB Award Essays by Mina Bissell and Eva Nogales

In two American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) award essays published in the society’s journal Molecular Biology of the Cell, Biosciences’ Mina Bissell and Eva Nogales, 2016 recipients of the society’s E. B. Wilson Medal and Keith R. Porter Lecture Award, respectively, each candidly describe their inspiring, personal journeys. More>

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Susan Hubbard Receives 2016 Harold Mooney Award

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists has awarded Susan Hubbard, Earth & Environmental Sciences Area ALD, its 2016 Harold B. Mooney Award. The award recognizes scientific and technical excellence and innovation leading to the advancement of near-surface geophysics and of long-term, tireless, and enthusiastic support of the near-surface geophysics community. More>

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