2022 Director’s Awards for Lifetime Achievement
The Berkeley Lab Prize – Lifetime Achievement Award: Steve Kevan
Citation: For foundational work on the science cases for ALS and ALS-U, and for achievements related to building the Lab’s culture of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability as a User, as Advisor, as Division Deputy for Science, and as Division Director for the ALS.
The Berkeley Lab Prize – Lifetime Achievement Award: Don Medley
Citation: For his tireless work to advance the mission of Berkeley Lab by successfully garnering material support for the Lab’s scientific and capital projects, raising the visibility of Lab leadership with stakeholders on the Hill, and working with our sister DOE labs to demonstrate the Department’s scientific excellence.
The Berkeley Lab Prize – Lifetime Achievement Award: Mary Ann Piette
Citation: For a lifetime of innovative and inspiring achievements in energy-efficient and grid-interactive buildings research, including transformational real-world solutions to decarbonize the built environment, done with exceptional dedication to Berkeley Lab, the state, the nation, and the world.
2022 Stewardship Award
2022 Stewardship Award: David Brown
Citation: For his transformative vision that enabled LBNL’s computational research to shift and grow to meet new challenges in experimental and data sciences; for his championing of a diverse workforce, as well as professional and personal development for his staff, and for his commitment to sharing LBNL’s visions and solutions with a broader community.
2022 Stewardship Award: Kenneth Hurst Williams
Citation: For his creation of world-class, first-of-their-kind field experimental community observatories that have yielded unprecedented insights into microbial, geochemical, and hydrologic processes benefitting DOE’s Offices of Science and Legacy Management, and for his advocacy of stewardship.
2022 Director’s Awards for Exceptional Achievement
2022 Early Scientific Career: Lucas Brouwer
Citation: For achievements in superconducting magnet science and applications, including seminal work in a new superconducting magnet geometry being applied to high-energy physics and cancer therapy, and for developing a key enabling technology for the 1K-TEM Project.
2022 Early Scientific Career: Sinéad Griffin
Citation: For a range of theoretical predictions and subsequent discoveries of novel forms of quantum matter from topological and complex ordered phases to new ideas for dark matter detection and quantum sensing and information, and for forging an open, inclusive, and innovative research culture.
2022 Early Scientific Career: Marcus Noack
Citation: For his groundbreaking, pioneering work on mathematical theory and algorithms for autonomous, self-driving experiments, and for the introduction and design of the widely-used open-source gpCAM software in applications across LBNL and DOE science.
2022 Early Scientific Career: Talita Perciano
Citation: For outstanding achievements in advancing theory and practice in artificial intelligence/machine learning and quantum computing, producing impactful software implementations that have meaningful applications to important science problems, and scientific publications in influential venues with international visibility.
2022 IDEA Award: Silvia Crivelli
Citation: For her tireless and unwavering efforts to broaden career pathways to the computational science field and Berkeley Lab, particularly for her significant contributions to the Lab’s successful Sustainable Research Pathways Program.
2022 IDEA Award: Miles Green
Citation: For his outstanding efforts to help build and maintain the Lab’s sense of community during a global pandemic including through his innovative DJ Groove Lounge, work with the IT team to create hybrid meeting rooms, and to promote awareness of important societal issues.
2022 IDEA Award: Ryan Miyakawa
Citation: For outstanding long term collaborative efforts with UC Berkeley to build and foster a variety of internship programs and activities that support cultures of diversity, inclusion, mentorship, and outreach at the Lab.
2022 Organizational Impact: John Corlett
Citation: For his deft management and oversight of the Lab’s growing project portfolio, for his sustained contributions to the Lab’s project management and delivery capability, and in particular for his successful stewardship of high-profile scientific projects.
2022 Safety: Laurel Davis
Citation: In recognition of her unwavering commitment to Berkeley Lab’s safety culture, dedication to navigating the many challenges brought upon the Lab by the COVID pandemic, and outstanding service to the Computing Science Area as their EHS Liaison.
2022 Scientific: Nikos Kyrpides
Citation: In recognition of his exceptional scientific contributions toward the understanding of environmental microbiomes as well as his creation of cutting-edge analysis tools and data resources that continue to be used by thousands of JGI users to advance DOE mission science.
2022 Scientific: Michael Wehner
Citation: For his foundational scientific achievements in developing methods for climate change attribution that provided critical tools, decision-makers can use to develop strategies that help mitigate climate change effects and ultimately prevent natural disasters.
2022 Societal Impact: ALS Structural Biology Beamline Team – Marc Allaire, Kathryn Burnett, Randall Cayford, Scott Classen, Jeff Dickert, Sayan Gupta, Michal Hammel, James Holton, Greg Hura, Carolyn Larabell, Mark Les Gros, Stacey Ortega, Daniil Prigozhin, Corie Ralston, Daniel Rosenberg, Kevin Royal, Anthony Rozales, Banumathi Sankaran, John Taylor
Citation: For bringing structural biology solutions to the world by providing synchrotron data to guide vaccine and therapeutic development and to carry out basic virus biology science in response to SARS-CoV-2.
2022 Societal Impact: Infant Warmer (DreamWarmer) Team – Ashok Gadgil, Howdy Goudey, Vi Rapp, Jonathan Slack
Citation: For Ashok Gadgil, Vi Rapp, Jonathan Slack, and Howdy Goudy’s design of the “DreamWarmer,” an innovative, non-electric infant warmer that uniquely addresses the challenges of resource-limited settings and has been proven to reduce ’all-cause’ infant mortality by a factor of three.
2022 Tech Transfer: Rebecca Abergel
Citation: For her sustained and successful efforts to develop commercially impactful technologies, foster entrepreneurship, and support Berkeley Lab goals of technology transfer across the nuclear sciences.