Today at Berkeley Lab

California Assembly Member Richard Bloom Visits JBEI and ABPDU

Bloom — chair of the Assembly Budget Committee on Resources and Transportation — has pushed for increasing renewable energy development and reducing reliance on fossil fuels. During his visit, Bloom learned about the latest developments in bioenergy research and bioproducts production.

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Secretary of California Department of Food and Agriculture Visits Lab

The many potential benefits of pioneering science to agriculture was on display on Nov. 7 when Karen Ross (right), the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, visited Berkeley Lab and met with members of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area and the Biosciences Area. She also toured the Advanced Light Source. More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

South Korean Vice Minister Choi Jaeyou Visits the Lab

The South Korean Vice Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Choi Jaeyou, visited the Lab on Nov. 2 to explore potential collaboration opportunities. Choi met with Kathy Yelick, Associate Lab Director for Computing Sciences, and Robin Johnston, Deputy Chief Technology Transfer Officer with the Innovations & Partnerships Office. He also toured Wang Hall.

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Queensland Minister for State Development Visits JBEI

JBEI welcomed Queensland Minister for State Development Anthony Lynham on Sept. 29. The visit was a follow up on the discussions initiated with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk in June. Minister Lynham’s portfolio includes responsibility for the Biofutures Strategy, which Premier Palaszczuk launched in June in San Francisco. More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Mayor of Shanghai Visits the Lab

During his Aug. 26 visit, Yang Xiong visited with Mike Witherell in Shyh Wang Hall to discuss the national laboratory system, and then took a tour of NERSC, followed by a tour of the Molecular Foundry where he received briefings from various scientists.

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Ratan Tata, Chair Emeritus of India’s Tata Sons, Visits Lab

Tata heard presentations on the Lab’s energy research, Cyclotron Road, and the Molecular Foundry, and also toured FLEXLAB, during his July 25 visit. He is the president of the Court of the Indian Institute of Science and chairman of the Sir Ratan Tata Trust and the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, two of the largest private-sector-promoted philanthropic trusts in India.

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Delegation from National Autonomous University of Mexico Visits Lab

The delegation — which included the university’s Vice Chancellor for Research William Lee, School of Medicine Director Samuel Ponce de León, and Director of International Relations Francisco Trigo — heard presentations on ETA’s Mexico Energy group and electrical grid technology, as well as an overview of the Lab’s astrophysics research (pictured).

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Mandela Washington Fellows Visit Lab

The fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. The group toured FLEXLAB (pictured), and heard presentations on the Cookstove Project and Cyclotron Road, among other activities.

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Saudi Minister of Energy Visits Lab on June 20

Khalid Al-Falih (left), Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources and the Chairman of Aramco Board of Directors toured the Molecular Foundry (pictured), the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, and FLEXLAB.   DOE Under Secretary for Science and Energy Lynn Orr accompanied Minister Al-Falih during the visit. 

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Visits Lab

During her March 29 visit, Amber Rudd met with Director Witherell, was briefed on energy technologies, earth & environmental sciences, and computing research, as well as the Lab’s Cyclotron Road and tech transfer programs. She also toured FLEXLAB (pictured) and Wang Hall.

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.