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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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Art Rosenfeld Tang Lecture Given by Ashok Gadgil

How do you speak on behalf of a living legend like Berkeley Lab’s Art Rosenfeld, a particle physicist who attained international recognition as the “godfather of energy efficiency?” That was the challenge faced by Ashok Gadgil, Science and Technology Deputy for the Energy Technologies Area, on Sept. 25 in Taipei City, Taiwan. More>

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Lab Receives Five R&D 100 Awards for Environmental, Battery, and X-Ray Technologies

They include Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) Toolset, Compact Dynamic Beamstop (CDBS), Cool Roof Time Machine, Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIM) Membrane for Long-Lived Lithium-Sulfur (Li-S) Batteries, and Sustainable, Affordable Fluoride Removal (SAFR). More>

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Win an Award? Add it to the Lab’s Database

To help track the numerous accolades our talented scientists receive, submit information about these honors to the Lab’s Professional Awards database. The searchable database also includes a list of major awards, such as Nobel prizes, National Medal of Science, and National Academy of Sciences. More>

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Gadgil Accepts Tang Prize on Rosenfeld’s Behalf

Art Rosenfeld, the “Godfather of Energy,” was honored recently in Taiwan as the 2016 recipient of the Tang Prize for Sustainable Development. Due to health reasons, the prize was accepted on Rosenfeld’s behalf by Ashok Gadgil of the Energy Technologies Area. Gadgil also delivered the Tang Prize Lecture on Rosenfeld’s behalf. More>

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Lab’s Abergel Receives ACS Rising Star Award for Women Scientists

The award, sponsored by the Women Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society, was established to help promote retention of women in science. Chemical scientist Rebecca Abergel is among the 2017 recipients. Watch Abergel explain creating a pill to treat radiation exposure at a 2014 Science at the Theater event.

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