The workshop takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Researchers are encouraged to propose projects that interface chemistry, materials, biology, and computing to develop new materials and chemicals that are environmentally friendly in production and use. The program includes short presentations, discussion, and networking. Register here. More>
The meeting — from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Building 66 Auditorium — kicks off discussion of the Lab-wide “Water-Energy” LDRD initiative. Short talks will describe some current water-energy projects at the Lab followed by open discussion. Attendees will have a chance to talk about their ideas for proposals and network with others responding to this call. More>
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.
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>
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>
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.
$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>
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>
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.
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>