Today at Berkeley Lab

Yablonovitch Receives Cherry Award for Solar Cell Research

Eli Yablonovitch of the Materials Sciences Division has received the William R. Cherry Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He was recognized for “contributions in research, engineering and entrepreneurship to realize photovoltaic technologies capturing the “ins and outs” of photons and application of these technologies in silicon and III-V solar cells.” More>

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Jill Banfield Named V.M. Goldschmidt Medalist

Jill Banfield of the Climate & Ecosystems Division will receive the 2017 V. M. Goldschmidt Award this summer. The Goldschmidt Award recognizes major achievements in geochemistry or cosmochemistry consisting of either a single outstanding contribution or a series of publications that have had great influence on the field. More>

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Tang Prize Foundation Dedicates Film to Art Rosenfeld

Rosenfeld, who passed away earlier this year, received the Tang Prize for Sustainable Development in 2016 for his many contributions to energy conservation. The Tang Prize Foundation made this documentary film, titled “The Godfather of Energy Efficiency” to honor Rosenfeld’s legacy. Watch>

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Science Magazine and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

The prize is awarded annually to young scientists for outstanding life science research for which they were awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years. Application deadline is July 15. The grand prize winner will receive $30K, and $10K for the winner of each category (cell & molecular biology, genomics & proteomics, ecology & environment, translational medicine). More>

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ESnet Staff Share Award for Diversity Efforts at SC Conference

Kate Mace, Jason Zurawski, and Lauren Rotman of ESnet are co-recipients of the CENIC 2017 Innovations in Networking Award for Experimental Applications. The award recognizes their work to expand the diversity of the SCinet volunteer staff and provide professional development opportunities to highly qualified women in the field of networking. More>

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Nominations Open for UC’s Sautter Technology Innovation Award

UC’s Sautter Award Program, which celebrates innovation in information technology, is accepting nominations through May 19. The annual awards recognize technology projects that demonstrate innovation, collaboration and operational efficiency, and advance UC’s teaching, research, health care, and public service missions. More>

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Lab Physicists Receive ATLAS Collaboration Thesis Awards

Miguel Arratia and Benjamin Nachman were honored at CERN with the ATLAS Thesis Award 2016 for their “outstanding contributions to ATLAS in the context of a Ph.D. thesis.” More>

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Mother and Son Both Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Like mother, like son. In May 2016, Krishna “Kris” Niyogi, who grew up in Oak Ridge, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Eighteen years earlier, in 1998, his mother Audrey, who worked at Oak Ridge Lab for 44 years, was elected to the academy. Kris is a researcher with the Lab’s Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division. More>

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Hero Card Raffle Winner Chanin King Excels at Teamwork

Chanin King, from the Materials Sciences Division’s Center for X-Ray Optics, received a Hero Card for working with his colleague, Warren Holcomb, to properly track and handle unlabeled waste. He was further rewarded when he won this quarter’s raffle. More>

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Bioscientists Recognized by International Society for Biocuration

Chris Mungall, a computer research scientist in the Environmental Genomics & Systems Biology Division (EGSB), has been awarded the society’s 2017 Exceptional Contributions to Biocuration Award. Bioinformatics scientist Monica Munoz-Torres, also with EGSB, was recently selected society chair following the 2016-2017 executive committee elections in November. More>

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