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NCEM’s Andrew Minor Receives Microscopy Society’s Burton Medal

The award recognizes scientists under the age of 40 who have made distinguished contributions to the field of microscopy and microanalysis. Minor is the acting director for the National Center for Electron Microscopy and researches new techniques to characterize both organic and inorganic materials with electron microscopy.

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NAS Announces New ‘Convergence Research’ Prize

The $400K National Academy of Sciences award will recognize advances that integrate two or more of the following disciplines: mathematics, physics, chemistry, biomedicine, biology, astronomy, earth sciences, engineering, and computational science. More>

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Lab Gets $1 Million Biomass Grant From State Energy Commission

The monies will fund research and match waste biomass sources in California with electrical grid, industrial, building power, and waste heat needs. By combining generation with need for hot air or hot water, neighboring plants can make more efficient use of local resources. More>

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Keasling Honored by Chalmers For His Work on Anti-Malaria Drug

Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden has appointed JBEI’s CEO Jay Keasling as honorable doctor for his significant contributions in metabolic engineering, in particular his work on developing a bio-based process for production of production of the anti-malarial drug artemisinic acid. More>

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Judith Campisi Wins Olav Thon Foundation Prize

It is the organization’s first international research award in the medical and natural sciences. Campisi was recognized for her pioneering work on the connection between aging, cancer, and the process of cellular senescence, which is linked to chronic inflammation. She shares the prize with Yosef Shiloh. More>

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Gadgil, Salmeron, Wieman Receive APS Awards

Ashok Gadgil received the Leo Sziler Lectureship Award, Miquel Salmeron received the Germer Prize in Surface Physics, and Howard Wieman (now retired) received the Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics. More>

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UC Seeks Applications for Information Technology Award

The Sautter Award program, honoring innovation in information technology, is now accepting 2015 nominations through May 15 for technology projects that advance UC’s teaching, research, health care and public service missions. More>

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NERSC Honors Third Annual HPC Achievement Award Winners

NERSC announced the winners of its third annual High Performance Computing (HPC) Achievement Awards on Feb. 24 during the annual NERSC User Group meeting. This year’s winners were from UC Santa Cruz, Caltech, and Berkeley Lab. More>

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Analytis, Ginsberg Receive Sloan Fellowships

James Analytis of the Materials Sciences Division and Naomi Ginsberg of the Physical Biosciences Division are among 126 fellows named on Feb. 23. The fellowship provides $50,000 to further the research of early-career scientists and scholars. More>

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Materials Scientist Omar Yaghi Wins Faisal Prize for Science

The 2015 King Faisal International Prize for Science was awarded to Omar Yaghi of the Materials Sciences Division for his “seminal contributions in the field of metal organic frameworks (MOFs).” Yaghi is co-director of Kavli ENSI. More>

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