Three EESA members, Mengsu Hu, Jiamin Wan, and Neslihan Tas Baas, have been selected to receive Berkeley Lab Director’s Awards in 2021.
The Director’s Awards program recognizes significant achievements of 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. Berkeley Lab employees submit nominations of individuals and teams, which are then reviewed by a Lab-wide Director’s Awards committee. Information about all of this year’s Director’s Award recipients can be found here.
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.
To foster the next generation of scientific discovery, this award category recognizes scientists early in their career (typically 0-10 years after PhD) who have made substantial contributions leading to important progress in an area of research or completion of a project.
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.
This award category honors exceptional scientific or technical contributions leading to important progress in an area of research or completion of a project
2021 Safety: Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) – Gary Andersen, Paul Blodgett, Jan-Fang Cheng, Timur Durrani, Jim Garbe, Taek Soon Lee, Michael Martin, Javier Ceja Navarro, Neslihan Tas Baas, Julie Zhu
This award recognizes exceptional accomplishments or leadership in promoting a safety culture at Berkeley Lab.