Today at Berkeley Lab

Landry Receives Early Career New Innovator Award

Markita Landry of the Lab’s Biosciences Area received the second annual New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award for plant efficiency. At UC Berkeley, she will investigate routes for nanoparticle transport across plant cell walls with the ultimate goal of producing tools to enable development of genetic variants that improve crop yield and resilience. More>

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Director’s Message on Lab Recognition Awards

Recently I had the great honor of hosting our annual Director’s Awards event to celebrate many of the individuals and teams who have done outstanding work in the performance or support of the Lab’s research mission. Congratulations to this year’s winners, and thank you to the Recognition Committee for their efforts. View an Exposure photo feature of the event. More>

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Biosciences’ Dernburg and Nogales Named ASCB Fellows

Biosciences’ Abby Dernburg and Eva Nogales have been selected as 2017 Fellows of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon ASCB members by their peers. The award is a lifetime recognition of meritorious efforts to advance cell biology and/or its applications, work in service to the Society, and ongoing loyalty to ASCB. More>

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Lab Launches Early Career Development LDRDs, and Early Career Enrichment Program

Berkeley Lab is launching two efforts to help early career scientists further their research at the Lab, and to bring together a diverse group of scientists at a formative state in their careers. More>

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Director’s Achievement Awards Ceremony Nov. 30

The Director’s Achievement Awards ceremony will take place Nov. 30, at 3 p.m. in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. All staff are invited. It will be streamed live. Carl Haber and Richard Russo received the Berkeley Lab Prize – Lifetime Achievement Award. Awards were also given for Science, Early Scientific Career, Safety, Service, Tech Transfer, Operations, Outreach, Diversity, Societal Impact, and the Berkeley Lab Citation. More>

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IEEE Awards for Yablonovitch and Budinger

Materials scientist Eli Yablonovitch received the Edison Medal from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his work in photonics, semiconductor lasers, and solar cells. Bioscientist Thomas Budinger received the Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology for his pioneering contributions to tomographic radiotracer imaging. Go here to read more about the IEEE Awards.

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Lab Takes Home Four R&D 100 Awards for Cutting-Edge Technologies

Technologies that help determine how solar energy affects the grid, benchmark energy savings for low-carbon cities, understand the functions of genes in microbes under different environmental conditions, and simulate how chemical reactions occur and change as fluids travel underground — all developed by researchers at Berkeley Lab — have received annual R&D 100 awards. More>

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Berkeley Lab Physicist, Atmospheric Chemist Named AAAS Fellows

Two Berkeley Lab scientists — Michael Barnett (left), a senior physicist and educator, and Ronald Cohen, a climate and air quality researcher — have been named as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society, formed in 1848. More>

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ETA’s Robinson Part of Solar Team That Saves U.S. Money and Creates Jobs

Gerald Robinson of the Energy Technologies Area recently received an award for his work as part of a federal team that developed an innovative procurement solution that saved the government $13.8 million and created 93 U.S. jobs. Robinson worked with several agencies to conduct the first-ever aggregated procurement for on-site solar photovoltaic arrays. More>

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Two Lab-Affiliated Researchers in Forbes ‘30 Under 30 in Science’ List

Two Lab-affiliated researchers, Aaron Meisner of the Physics Division and Liang Wu of the Materials Sciences Division, were recognized in the annual Forbes 30 Under 30 In Science list. Meisner works on the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) project. Wu was recognized for his research on topological materials. More>

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