The fellowship honors the contributions of the Lab’s Art Rosenfeld for his pioneering work toward the advancement of global energy efficiency. Graduate student Nkiruka Avila plans to use the award to fuel her research on unreliable power grids in Nigeria. More>
In celebration of this year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month, CNET en Español has selected 20 Latinos who are making their mark in this competitive industry. The list — which includes Soledad Antelada Toledano, a cyber engineer in the Lab’s IT Division —celebrates a group of men and women leading teams in high-profile companies in and beyond Silicon Valley. More>
The ALS Brightness Improvement Team have been recognized by the DOE with a Secretary of Energy Achievement Award. The four-year, $5.8 million project was the largest upgrade of the ALS storage ring in its history, and was completed under budget and months ahead of schedule. More>
Materials scientist Gerbrand Ceder has been awarded the Materials Theory Award from the Materials Research Society. Ceder was recognized for developments in creating the field of computationally guided materials design, including the prediction of functional, thermodynamic and kinetic properties, their integration with experiments, and the field of high-throughput computation.
The Energy Technologies Area (ETA) invites applications for a distinguished postdoctoral fellowship opportunity. The focus of this year’s call is on water-energy technologies research. Applicants must identify a mentor in ETA. Applications are due November 1, 2016, and more information is available on the fellowship website. More>
In its annual celebration of young innovators, MIT Technology Review recognized Opus 12 co-founder Kendra Kuhl for her work on designing a reactor that will convert the carbon dioxide emitted by power plants into useful chemicals. Opus 12 is a project of Cyclotron Road, an incubator for energy technologies. More>
The ship’s time in the Santa Cruz Basin has ended. The samples taken there are expected to reflect the biology typical of productive, near-shore waters. In contrast, the next stop — located 350 miles offshore — will be far less biologically productive. Computer simulation of these waters indicate that it is an oligotrophic region of the ocean. More>
Seven Lab technologies from researchers in Computing Sciences, Energy Technologies, Physical Biosciences, and Materials Sciences plus one multi-lab nomination including Berkeley Lab are 2016 R&D 100 Award finalists. Winners will be announced in November. The R&D 100 Awards are given by R&D Magazine to its top 100 new technologies for the year.
Materials scientist Charles Fadley of the Materials Sciences Division has been elected as an honorary member of the International Scientific Committee of the International Vacuum Ultraviolet and X-Ray Physics Conferences. Fadley was recognized for contributions to the development of photoelectron spectroscopy, diffraction and holography worldwide.
Peter Nugent, Kristin Persson, David Trebotich, and Lin-Wang Wang have been awarded a total of 157 million processor hours through DOE’s 2016 ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC). The one-year awards began July 1. More>