2021 Director’s Awards for Lifetime Achievement
2021 The Berkeley Lab Prize – Lifetime Achievement Award: Robert Martin Glaeser
Citation: For pioneering cryo-electron microscopy as a physicist, biologist, inventor, and mentor.
2021 The Berkeley Lab Prize – Lifetime Achievement Award: Howard Padmore
Citation: For his visionary role in conceiving, designing, building, and running beamlines at the ALS, starting before ALS’s “first light” in 1993, and continuing through today and into the future through his critical contributions to ALS-U.
2021 The Berkeley Lab Prize – Lifetime Achievement Award: Horst Simon
Citation: For a lifetime of computational and organizational advancements that tremendously benefit science of great scale and complexity, skillful leadership of new Laboratory programs and research, and building cooperation and progress for the DOE, industry, and the University of California.
2021 Director’s Awards for Exceptional Achievement
2021 Berkeley Lab Citation: Jeff Blair
Citation: For outstanding guidance of Laboratory and University management enabling successful relations among governmental and private sponsors, the research community, and the public. Jeff’s robust expertise provides a depth of skills that will benefit the Lab for many years to come.
2021 Berkeley Lab Citation: Chris A. Lundell
Citation: For his exemplary service as he led and managed the critical responsibility of planning and implementing the Lab’s workplace response to the pandemic and ensured that the Lab’s staff could continue to perform and support mission-critical research.
2021 Diversity: JGI – UC Merced Internship Program Team: Natasha Brown, Anne Mason, Ashleigh Papp, Axel Visel, Zhong Wang, Denise Yadon
Citation: In recognition of the JGI team responsible for developing, implementing, and sustaining an impactful student internship program with the University of California, Merced – a Hispanic-serving institution – and for the successful student career trajectories enabled by this enriching workforce development partnership.
2021 Early Scientific Career: Hanna M. Breunig
Citation: For exceptional scientific leadership in technoeconomic and environmental analysis of hydrogen storage and net carbon-negative technologies.
2021 Early Scientific Career: Mengsu Hu
Citation: For Mengsu’s new approaches for the treatment of dynamic contact mechanics in fractured and granular fluid+solid systems have led to a paradigm shift in the way that coupled multiphysics processes are modeled in the subsurface.
2021 Early Scientific Career: Anubhav Jain
Citation: For interdisciplinary work in developing software tools and techniques that have made it possible for research groups worldwide to design new functional materials for energy applications through computational screening, and for pioneering work in the field of materials informatics.
2021 Early Scientific Career: Simon Roux
Citation: In recognition of exceptional scientific achievements and leadership in the area of viral ecogenomics and viral community science, in support of Berkeley Lab’s mission-related to energy and the environment.
2021 Early Scientific Career: Jared Langevin
Citation: Dr. Langevin’s innovative modeling and analysis of potential energy, emissions, and cost reductions in U.S. buildings informs the U.S. Department of Energy’s development of policies that can rapidly decarbonize the buildings sector and support national climate change mitigation goals.
2021 Operations: Mark Scott
Citation: In recognition of Mark Scott for his excellent achievement in leading the successful and innovative installation of four megawatts of backup power for over thirty additional Laboratory facilities and proving the concept for further expansion.
2021 Outreach: Tammera E. Campbell
Citation: In recognition of her selflessness, long-standing commitment, and vision in building education outreach programs that have reached thousands of young people across the Bay Area especially from underserved communities, Tammera Campbell is awarded the Director’s Award for Outreach.
2021 Safety: Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) – Gary Andersen, Paul Blodgett, Jan-Fang Cheng, Timur Durrani, Jim C. Garbe, Taek Soon Lee, Michael Martin, Javier A. Ceja-Navarro, Neslihan Taş, Julie Zhu
Citation: For their exceptional safety support of Berkeley Lab’s biological research, especially for the accelerated review and approval of COVID-19 related research proposals while ensuring worker safety during this unprecedented time of need.
2021 Scientific: Chad Mitchell
Citation: For leadership and seminal theoretical and computational contributions to the understanding of nonlinear integrable beam optics—a strategy that promises to revolutionize particle accelerators, key infrastructure for discovery science.
2021 Scientific: Jiamin Wan
Citation: In recognition of Jiamin Wan’s discovery of the link between natural rock weathering and its large contributions to terrestrial emissions of nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas.
2021 Service: Monroe Thomas
Citation: For Monroe Thomas’s central role in building today’s ALS by providing superb technical services to the ALS community.
2021 Societal Impact: IEAD Power and Transport Team – Nikit Abhyankar, Umed Paliwal, Amol Phadke
Citation: Recognizing the pathbreaking research done by Amol Phadke, Nikit Abhyankar, and Umed Paliwal in decarbonization of the US grid and transportation systems which laid the foundation for the United States’ Nationally Determined Contribution and goal of 100% clean electricity by 2035.
2021 Tech Transfer: Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO) – Patrick Naulleau, Arnaud Allézy, Chris Anderson, Nord Andresen, Kim Ayotte, Markus Benk, Eric S. Buice, Weilun Chao, Rene Delano, Michael Dickinson, Geoffrey Gaines, Jeffrey Gamsby, Arian Gashi, Kenneth A. Goldberg, Eric Gullikson, Warren Holcomb, Martin Izquierdo, Gideon Jones, John Joseph, Chanin King, Oleg Kostko, James MacDougall, Jeremy Mentz, Ryan Miyakawa, Chris Orman, Marco Pelayo, Senajith (Seno) Rekawa, Farhad Salmassi, Brandon Vollmer, Jinyuan Yan, Dmytro Zaytsev, Daniel Zehm, Wenhua Zhu
Citation: For sustained, impactful, and world-leading R&D achievements in EUV technology harnessing the unique research environment at LBNL.
2021 Tech Transfer: Phenix Software Team – Paul Adams, Pavel Afonine, Dorothee Liebschner, Nigel Moriarty, Billy K. Poon, Nicholas K. Sauter, Oleg Sobolev, Petrus Zwart
Citation: X-ray crystallography, critical to understanding the fundamentals of life and to the development of new therapeutics, is a manual, time-intensive process. The PHENIX team created a world-class tool for automating macromolecular crystallography that is now being used around the world.
2021 Tech Transfer: Michael Tucker
Citation: For persistent efforts in IP development, commercialization activities, industrial collaboration and technology transfer that generated significant engagement and interest from industry, culminating in multiple companies successfully scaling up LBNL’s solid-oxide fuel-cell technology.