Robin Lopez receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Robin Lopez in the Lab at LBNL. Cr. Roy Kaltschmidt, Berkeley Lab

Guest blog by Robin Lopez Robin Lopez has just been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP), which is highly competitive. Well-deserved, Robin—congratulations!  I did not expect to be selected. I was overjoyed just by the fact that I could apply, and that those who wrote letters of recommendations had faith in…

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James A. Davis receives Geochemical Fellow title

Jim Davis - Earth & Environmental Sciences Area - portrait. Cr. Roy Kaltschmidt, Berkeley Lab

The Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry are jointly bestowing the honorary title of Geochemical Fellow to James A. Davis as an outstanding scientist who has over the years made major contributions to the field of geochemistry. With other outstanding geochemists, he’ll join the ceremony for this honor at the Goldschmidt 2017 Conference  to be held in Paris, France,…

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Jill Banfield named 2017 Goldschmidt Medalist

Jill Banfield portrait, credit Chris Brown

Jill Banfield, Faculty Scientist in Earth & Environmental Sciences at LBNL, and Professor at UC Berkeley, has been named 2017’s recipient of the V.M. Goldschmidt Award. This award recognizes major achievements in geochemistry or cosmochemistry. Her work focuses on geomicrobiology—natural microbial communities in the terrestrial subsurface, sediments, water, biofilms and animals. She also studies nanoparticle formation and behavior…

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Robert J. Budnitz elected to National Academy of Engineering

Robert J. Budnitz portrait. Cr. Roy Kaltschmidt, Berkeley Lab., XBD201408-01063-02.tiff

The National Academy of Engineering has elected EESA’s Bob Budnitz as a new member in recognition of his contributions to seismic probabilistic risk assessments and their application to nuclear power facilities. He joins Berkeley Lab researchers Gerbrand Ceder (MSD) and Katherine Yelick (CS) for this honor. Read more…

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LBNL Director’s Awards 2016

The Director’s Awards program recognizes significant achievements of Berkeley Lab employees. Each year, these awards are given for accomplishments, leadership, collaboration, multi-disciplinary science, cross-divisional projects, and commitment to excellence in support of the Lab’s mission and strategic goals. The 2016 recipients of the Director’s Achievement Awards were recognized this month. To see a complete list…

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Susan Hubbard is 2016 Harold Mooney Award Recipient

Susan Hubbard - Associate Lab Director Earth and Environmental Sciences Area. Photo cr. Roy Kaltschmidt. Copyright 2015 Berkeley Lab.

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) has awarded Susan Hubbard its 2016 Harold B. Mooney Award. The Mooney award is given annually to an individual in recognition of scientific and technical excellence and innovation leading to the advancement of near-surface geophysics, and in recognition of long-term, tireless, and enthusiastic support of the near-surface geophysics community through…

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Koven, Riley, and Lawrence receive NERSC 2016 HPC Award

Last week on March 22, the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) announced the winners of the 2016 High Performance Computing (HPC) Achievement Awards during the annual NERSC Users Group meeting at Berkeley Lab. Congratulations go to Charles Koven and William Riley of the Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division as well…

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Lauren Beckingham, EFRC Postdoctoral Researcher Winner for 2015

Lauren Beckingham, currently an Assistant Professor at Auburn University in Alabama (formerly a postdoctoral fellow in the Energy Geosciences Division), was selected as one of the Postdoctoral Researcher Winners of the Energy Frontier Research Center’s (EFRC) 2015 Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Researcher Competition. Beckingham was selected as one of 16 finalists from more than 50…

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Pierpaolo Marchesini Receives 2015 Gustavo Sclocchi Thesis Award

Pierpaolo Marchesini, a new postdoctoral fellow in the Energy Geosciences Division (EGD) received the 2015 “Gustavo Sclocchi” Thesis Award in December. The Award is organized by EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers), SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers), and Assomineraria (Italian Petroleum and Mining Industry Association – Hydrocarbon and Geothermal Resources Branch) and is given…

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