Today at Berkeley Lab

Early Career LDRD Spotlight: Peter Agbo Looks to Nature for Better Fuels

Just three years after joining Berkeley Lab as a postdoc, Peter Agbo — a researcher with the Chemical Sciences Division and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) — is entering the next stage of his young career. He is leading a team in the design of inorganic catalysts modeled after natural enzymes to efficiently convert carbon dioxide into fuels. More>

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How Carolin Sutter-Fella Turned ‘Major’ Change Into a Successful Science Career

Carolin Sutter-Fella once counted on a future in business and economics. But while completing a certification program in banking, she realized that field wasn’t for her. She liked math, however, so switched her major to physics. Today, as an Early Career Laboratory-Directed Research and Development awardee, she’s seeking a better way to synthesize semiconductors. More>

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10 Things You Should Know About Niña Horne

Niña Horne of the Environment, Health, and Safety Division feels sorry for little french fries, is terrible at bagging groceries, and despite two guitar heroes in her family, has never learned to strum along. Learn more about Horne here. Are there 10 things we should know about you or someone you work with? If so, send email to communications@lbl.gov.

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Postdoc Awareness Week: 10 Things You Should Know About Dimitri Panagopoulos

A researcher with the Energy Analysis and Environmental Impact Division, Panagopoulos has swum where very few others have dared go, dreams of sailing in an ancient vessel, and used to serve food during very sad occasions. Learn more about Panagopoulos here.

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Postdoc Appreciation Week: 10 Things You Should Know About Hang Deng

A researcher with the Energy Geosciences Division, Deng once met a recent presidential candidate, has a mysterious talent for ordering at restaurants, and a food-related dream that will never come true. Go here to learn more about Deng. Postdocs are invited to a special event on the ALS patio at 5 p.m. today, featuring food and beverages.

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Postdoc Appreciation Week: 10 Things to Know About Tetiana Shalapska

A researcher with the Materials Sciences Division, Shalapska is from a city full of lions, thinks life is like a box of chocolates, is a cheesecake afficianado, and is the baby of the family despite having a younger brother. Go here to learn more about Tetiana Shalapska. Read about postdoc Hang Deng tomorrow. Are there 10 things we should know about you or a colleague? Send email here.

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Postdoc Appreciation Week: 10 Things to Know About Ben Nachman

A researcher with the ATLAS group in the Physics Division, Nachman has learned to love peanut butter and onion sandwiches, had a very scientific setting for his wedding, and ran a marathon in a very unusual place. Go here to learn more about Ben Nachman. Read about postdoc Tetiana Shalapska tomorrow. Are there 10 things we should know about you or a colleague? Send email here.

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Postdoc Appreciation Week: 10 Things to Know About Joelle Schlapfer

A researcher with the Joint Genome Institute, Schlapfer was a former custodian at a hospital, thought about becoming an artist instead of a scientist, and is humbled by the oldest non-clonal beings on earth, which live right here in California. Go here to learn more about Joelle Schlapfer. Read about postdoc Ben Nachman in tomorrow’s edition of TABL.

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Berkeley Lab Baristas Help Fuel Science

It’s a family affair at the Lab’s coffee shop. With their warm personalities and cheerful delivery of caffeine to hundreds on the Hill every day, Brittney Harris (right) and Marie Daugherty, the two friendly baristas who happen to be sisters-in-law, have built friendships that go beyond the coffee counter, and have learned more than they ever expected about scientific topics since working at the Lab. More>

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10 Things You Should Know About Jennet Dickinson

Dickinson, a graduate student in the Physics Division’s ATALAS program, made it onto a Glee DVD, is a “Latin Legend,” fudges the truth to play campus softball, and has a thing for holiday socks. Go here to learn more. Are there 10 things we should know about you or someone you work with? If so, send email to communications@lbl.gov.

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