K-12 Director Faith Dukes was recently profiled in the member magazine of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Archives for January 2022
A team of Foundry staff and users synthesized a two-dimensional material that can be used in supercapacitors. This collaborative work, led by Organic facility staff scientist Jian Zhang, is highlighted in their paper recently published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS).
Jay Keasling, a WD&E mentor and senior faculty scientist in Biological Systems and Engineering, professor at UC Berkeley, and CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), is the recipient of the Science History Institute’s 2022 Othmer Gold Medal.
The Early Career ERG (ECERG) hosted a virtual talk with Carol Burns, Berkeley Lab’s Deputy Lab Director for Research and Chief Research Officer, on January 18, 2022, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Pacific. She spoke extensively about mentoring at Berkeley Lab. Watch the webinar here.
On January 25, 1PM to 3 PM ET, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science will host a Laboratories of the Future workshop that explores the role of mentorship across the national laboratories. How can mentorship at the laboratories serve as a mechanism for creating successful environments and inclusive cultures across all career levels and […]
Recordings are now available from an extensive three-day BEST Center workshop that brought together faculty, students, industry partners, and technical professionals to improve the knowledge and practice of high-performance building operations. WD&E Director Colette Flood and staff spoke about WD&E programs.
Nicholas Sauter, a computer senior scientist at Berkeley Lab, is co-leading a team to study the structures of the many materials that don’t form tidy single crystals. Their new technique, called small-molecule serial femtosecond X-ray crystallography, or smSFX, supercharges traditional crystallography with the addition of custom-built image processing algorithms and an X-ray free electron laser […]
Geoscientists from Berkeley Lab are collaborating on the HotBENT project, an experiment to evaluate nuclear energy containment technology. LianGe Zheng, Berkeley Lab’s lead scientist on HotBENT, is a SULI mentor.
Berkeley Lab scientist Jie Yao will talk about his team’s recent creation of the first-ever 2D magnet: a material that is magnetic at only one atom thick. Tune in on Wednesday, January 19 at 3pm.
How do scientists know what they know about climate change and the behavior of carbon on earth? Join K-12 for their next Live Science on January 21st at 3pm PT to hear from researchers at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley talk about fire.
Interns and WD&E staff gathered virtually for the Fall 2021 Intern Poster Session. How does basic laboratory research shape our knowledge about the world around us? This term, 10 interns from Workforce Development & Education’s programs asked themselves that very question. Over 15 weeks, WD&E’s cohort of Fall 2021 interns collaborated with Lawrence Berkeley National […]
DOE has uploaded a virtual ceremony honoring the 2021 SC Distinguished Scientist Fellows (October 20, 2021). Proceedings included a brief awards ceremony presentation followed by a roundtable Q&A with the 2021 Distinguished Fellows. Fellows, including WD&E mentor Jay Keasling, shared stories about their contributions to science, their professional experiences, their career trajectories, and working at […]
Did you read about all the festivities to celebrate Berkeley Lab’s 90th anniversary? You can still read all about it on the Lab’s official website.