Today at Berkeley Lab

Ashok Gadgil Receives Social Justice Award

Ashok Gadgil of the Energy Technologies Area has been recognized as a Social Design Circle honoree for 2017 by the Curry Stone Design Prize. The prize awards innovative projects that use design to address pressing social justice issues. More>

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Six Lab Technologies Named as Finalists for R&D 100 Awards

Lab finalists include technologies from the Biosciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Energy Technologies areas, as well as the Accelerator Technologies and Applied Physics Division. Winners will be announced on Nov. 17 at a special event in Florida. The award honors the latest and best innovations, identifying the top technologies of the past year. More>

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Five Lab Researchers Receive DOE Early Career Research Awards

Lab recipients include Nick Bouskill, Charlie Koven, and Neslihan Taş Baas of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Qiang Du of Engineering, and Mariam Kiran of the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet). Additionally, Lin Lin of the Computational Research Division and Eric Neuscamman of the Chemical Sciences Division received Early Career awards through UC Berkeley. More>

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AIChE Honors ABPDU Researchers

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers has recognized two Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) early career researchers with honors. Akash Narani has been named to the “35 Under 35” list and Ning Sun has been awarded AIChE Program Committee’s Young Investigator Award for Innovation. More>

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CRD’s Will Pazner Wins First Place at AIAA Aviation Forum

Pazner, a graduate student researcher in the Computational Research Division’s Mathematics Group, won first place in the computational fluid dynamics category of a student paper competition hosted by the 2017 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Aviation Forum with his paper “High-Order DNS and LES simulations Using an Implicit Tensor-Product Discontinuous Galerkin Method.” More>

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EESA’s Hubbard, Torn, Named 2017 American Geophysical Union Fellows

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fellow program selects members who have made exceptional contributions to Earth and space sciences. Susan Hubbard is being honored for her fundamental contributions to hydrology using new geophysical methods. Margaret Torn is being recognized for her groundbreaking research on soil carbon cycling.

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Lab Researchers’ Infant Warmer a Finalist for Award; Cast Your Vote

ETA’s Ashok Gadgil and Vi Rapp are “Saving Lives at Birth People’s Choice Award” finalists for their non-electric infant warmer. Forty percent of the 2.9 million deaths of newborns globally each year is attributable to hypothermia. Winning the award would fund a study to bring the warmers to hospitals in Rwanda. Go here to vote (select “Children’s Hospital Corporation,” 7th from top).

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Glass Named Fellow of the Mycological Society of America

Louise Glass, director of the Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Division at Berkeley Lab, is being named a fellow of the Mycological Society of America (MSA) at their annual meeting in Athens, Georgia. More>

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Jay Keasling to Receive Amgen Award

Biosciences Chief Science and Technology Officer Jay Keasling is the 2017 recipient of the Amgen Biochemical and Molecular Engineering award, to be presented July 19 at the Conference on Biochemical and Molecular Engineering. The award, given in memory of metabolic engineering pioneer James E. “Jay” Bailey, recognizes research excellence and leadership.

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ETA’s Ahmet Kusoglu Wins ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship

The fellowship, a partnership between the Electrochemical Society and the Toyota Research Institute of North America, is awarded to young scholars pursuing innovative electrochemical research in green energy technology. Kusoglu of the Energy Storage & Distributed Systems Division was recognized for his research on ionomer composites with active self-reinforcement. More>

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