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Kubiak Named Deputy Director of Operations

Director Witherell has named Glenn Kubiak Deputy Director of Operations. Kubiak’s previous title was Associate Lab Director and Chief Operating Officer. Witherell said the change was made “to align his title with the scope of his job and the way the central leadership team operates.” This structure was in place in years past. Go here for a message from the Director.

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Director Witherell Announces FY2018 LDRD Call for Proposals

The Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program is one of the principal means to seed innovative science and new research directions. An important factor in judging proposals will be their support of competencies aligned with the Lab and DOE’s strategic directions. Multi-investigator and multi-divisional initiatives are highly encouraged. More>

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A Holiday Message From Director Witherell

As we enter the Christmas/New Year’s holiday season, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everybody at the Lab for their dedication and hard work over the past year. Please enjoy your well-earned time at home with family and friends. More>

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DOE Report on Quantum Materials for Energy Relevant Technology Now Available

The “Basic Research Needs Report on Quantum Materials” that Berkeley Lab Senior Science Writer (retired) Lynn Yarris worked on for the Office of Science on behalf of the Lab is now online and can be viewed here. It includes design work by Public Affairs Creative Services’s Susan Brand.

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FY2017 LDRD Awards Announcement

$25.2M was allotted to 88 projects from 165 proposals; 37 are new and 51 are continuation projects. Initiatives focus on the water-energy nexus, large scale projects, energy science and technology applications, novel computing technologies, or multi-scale interactions among molecules, microbes, plants, metazoans, the abiotic environment, and their feedbacks. More>

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Adel Flores Named New Chief Audit Executive

Flores will serve as the head of Internal Audit for the Lab. The position reports administratively to the Lab Director and functionally to the UC Regents. Internal Audit Services enhances and protects the Lab’s organizational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, audit, and investigation services. More>

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Lab Holiday Party on Friday, Dec. 16

Join with other employees to celebrate the holidays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria’s dining hall. Hors d’oeuvres, light refreshments and a chocolate fountain will be provided by Epicurean. Festive attire is encouraged.

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Message From Director on Presidential Administration Transition

A transition in government is a time of uncertainty for any federally funded organization. I am writing to assure you that the DOE and the National Laboratories have been working together for some time to prepare a transition document that will help the new administration to learn about the tremendous value of the National Lab system. More>

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FLEXLAB Featured in PBS Documentary on Net Zero Buildings

“Building Below Zero,” narrated by actor Ted Danson, examines buildings that produce and store more energy than they consume. In the film, Lab Deputy Director Horst Simon and ETA’s Cindy Regnier discuss FLEXLAB and its ability to test energy efficient technologies before going to the marketplace (begins at about 13:30). Watch>

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Lab Hosts Workshop Focused on Electron Microscopy

The “Future of Electron Microscopy” gathering, held Oct. 11, showcased the breadth and depth of electron microscopy at the Lab, recent advances in imaging a range of materials and biological samples, and chronicled the Lab’s pioneering history in pushing the state-of the art in atomic resolution electron microscopy. More>

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