Awards

Mack Kennedy Receives GRCs’ Geothermal Special Achievement Award

Mack Kennedy received the Geothermal Special Achievement Award from the Geothermal Resource Council, one of the world’s preeminent geothermal associations, during its 41st Annual Meeting held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kennedy was recognized for his outstanding contributions and dedication to developing the science and engineering needed for enhanced geothermal systems.

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EESA Scientist Frank Morrison Honored for Lifetime Achievement

Frank Morrison, a senior faculty scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Area and professor at UC Berkeley, has been recognized for his lifetime contributions to the field of electrical and electromagnetic geophysics with a 2017 Gerald W. Hohmann Lifetime Achievement Award. Morrison is widely known for his contributions across the entire spectrum of…

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Commer makes his way to the World Championship of Public Speaking

Michael Commer, a geological research scientist in the Energy Geosciences Division will make his way to the 2017 Toastmasters International Speech Contest Semifinals this week with hopes to advance to the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking ®. Michael discovered the Toast-on-the-Hill Toastmasters Club (a Berkeley Lab Employee Association) two years ago and he was…

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New Risk Management System for Natural Gas Storage Receives $3 Million CEC Grant

Yingqi Zhang

As one of the largest methane leaks in U.S history, the incident at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in Southern California revealed the risks of aging infrastructure. It also called attention to the need for a more comprehensive approach towards risk management. Now Berkeley Lab is at the forefront of developing new tools…

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EESA Faculty Scientist Mary Firestone Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Mary Firestone

Mary Firestone Mary Firestone, a professor of soil microbiology at UC Berkeley’s Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, has been elected to The National Academy of Sciences. Election to the National Academy is considered to be a high honor, as nominations are reserved for scientists who demonstrate distinguished and continuing achievements in their fields. As a…

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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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