On June 23, SULI intern Julie Bobyock was featured alongside other Dept. of Energy’s Office of Science (DOE SC) interns during a session of the DOE SC’s annual Summer Speaker Series. The online webinar series, hosted by a team of education specialists from several DOE Labs, is especially targeted at interns. Past and forthcoming sessions […]
Gary Karpen, who is a SULI mentor and a senior scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Biosciences Area, is an author of a study describing the centromere sequence map generated by the Telomere-to-Telomere Consortium’s T2T-CHM13 project.
Rengie Chan, a SULI mentor and an ETC research scientist, is leading a campaign to increase ventilation awareness at elementary schools.
A new review appearing in Nature Reviews Microbiology, co-authored by SULI mentor Eoin Brodie of EESA , outlines how it is now possible to leverage new conceptual understanding, emerging technologies and modeling capabilities to predict how the life and death of soil microbes may impact the planet’s soil carbon stocks.
SULI mentor Carolyn Larabell is leading a new study into imaging infected cells using soft X-ray tomography, a microscopic imaging technique that can generate incredibly detailed, three-dimensional scans.
A collaboration between Berkeley Lab’s Applied Mathematics and Computational Research Division (AMCRD) and Physics Division has yielded a new approach to error mitigation that could help make quantum computing’s theoretical potential a reality. SULI mentors Bert de Jong and Ben Nachman are quoted.
On the latest episode of Another Day in the Half-Life, Berkeley Lab’s Aliyah Kovner talks with guests Sinéad Griffin, a SULI mentor, and Ramamoorthy Ramesh about advances in microelectronics.
Join Cal’s Midday Science Cafe on February 17 at 12:00 as they take a look at Earth’s most valuable resource, water, stored beneath the Earth’s surface. Dr. Bhavna Arora, a SULI mentor, who focuses on agricultural managed aquifer recharge, will be featured.
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.
An international team of researchers led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley have used a novel methodology combining remote sensing, machine learning, and terrestrial biosphere models to find that plants are photosynthesizing more now than previously. SULI mentor Trevor Keenan was the lead author of this study.
Deepika Awasthi, a SULI mentor and a biologist project scientist at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), has been featured on the newest installment of ‘Visible Spectrum.’
Berkeley Lab researchers have zeroed in on the limitations of LPA development efforts and believe they have found a new path forward with optical fiber lasers. Cameron Geddes and Russel Wilcox, SULI mentors, are interviewed about their research.
Maurice Garcia-Sciveres, a SULI mentor, and Ramamoorthy Ramesh Berkeley Lab are designing new microchips that could perform better – and require less energy – than silicon. Over the next three years, they will lead two of the 10 projects recently awarded nearly $54 million by the Department of Energy to increase energy efficiency in microelectronics design and production.
Join Lab leadership and a robust panel discussion to learn how Lab scientists have contributed to COVID research to address the pandemic. Speakers include SULI mentors Dani Ushizima and Rebecca Abergel.
Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are making a concerted push to take thermal energy storage to the next level. To overcome some of the limitations of traditional water-based thermal energy storage, Berkeley Lab scientists are looking at developing next-generation materials and systems to be used as a heating or cooling medium. Several […]
SULI mentor Kristin Persson was recently featured on NPR’s Marketplace. She talked about her research into energy storage.
In a series of recent papers, scientists from Berkeley Lab, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and UC San Diego describe experiments that suggest skyrmions can form a glass-like phase where their movements are so slow that they look like they’re stuck, like cars in a traffic jam. SULI mentor and ALS staff scientist Sujoy Roy is […]
Wanli Yang was recently honored as an American Physical Society fellow and is a member of an R&D 100 award-winning team for the second time.
WD&E mentor Talita Perciano was mentioned in CSR’s latest article about their Sustainable Research Pathways (SRP) program.
The Energy Storage & Distributed Resources (ESDR) Division has won an R&D100 award for research on a new cathode material. The ESDR team includes SULI mentors Wei Tong and Wanli Yang.
In 2017 Berkeley Lab scientist and SULI mentor Erica Siirila-Woodburn, a hydrologist by training, decided it would be an excellent place to study how climate extremes affect mountain water cycles. Working with colleagues, she built an advanced hydrologic model to investigate how events such as drought and wildfire would affect things like groundwater levels and […]
A collaboration between scientists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley has engineered the microbe E. coli to produce a molecule that, until now, could only be synthesized in a laboratory. SULI mentor, Co-author Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, Berkeley Lab senior scientist in the Biosciences Area and vice president of the Biofuels and Bioproducts Division at the Joint […]
3Q4 interviewed Scott Young. Young is a SULI mentor and a Program Manager 3 in the Energy Technology Area, working on energy efficiency standards for household appliances and commercial equipment.
Benjamin Nachman, as SULI mentor and Staff Scientist in the Physics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratoy, has received the 2022 Henry Primakoff Award for Early-Career Particle Physics Recipient.
The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science has selected 65 graduate students representing 29 states for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program’s 2021 Solicitation 1 cycle. Through world-class training and access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources at DOE national laboratories, SCGSR prepares graduate students to enter jobs of critical importance to […]
Researchers and SULI mentors Soren Prestemon and Wanli Yang have been named as 2021 American Physical Society Fellows. The honor recognizes exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise. Read more on their citations in the APS Fellows archives.
A team of undergrads led by senior scientist Ann Almgren for the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering got a little closer to understanding how groups of cells may respond to different kinds of forces. Almgren’s team, including recent UC Berkeley graduate and SULI intern Victor Zendejas Lopez modeled the mechanical forces governing the shape […]
3Q4 talks with Robin López. He has worked as a research associate studying climate change in the Earth & Environmental Sciences Area. He is also a SULI alum, a Ph.D. candidate and a researcher in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley.
Berkeley Lab plays a leading role in the research and development of clean hydrogen, on both the fundamental science and applied technologies sides. In this interview, two SULI mentors and hydrogen experts, Adam Weber and Ahmet Kusoglu talk about how hydrogen can help achieve net-zero emissions
In this month’s Midday Science Cafe, Dr. Erica Siirila-Woodburn, a Research Scientist at Berkeley Lab and SULI mentor, will talk about one of the most pressing questions in climate change: How does climate change alter landscapes and what are the downstream effects of these changes?
A technology developed by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) shows great promise for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms arise. This feature on spectral phenotyping focuses on Cynthia McMurray, who is a SULI mentor and senior scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Biosciences Area.
Researchers from the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab’s) Computational Research Division are part of a team that has successfully tested a model for a data-sharing network that could dramatically improve the time it takes to access experimental scientific data. Alex Sim, SULI mentor and senior computing engineer in Berkeley […]
QSA scientists study sophisticated two-dimensional (2D) materials that could potentially increase the coherence time of qubits in superconducting circuits. Monica Hernandez examines how their research leverages broad expertise at different QSA partner institutions and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research facilities. SULI mentor Sinead Griffin is featured.
Jay Keasling, a SULI mentor and senior faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), professor at UC Berkeley, and CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), has been named a Distinguished Scientist Fellow by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.
New experiments by indoor air researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) show that certain circumstances will result in poor mixing of room air. This article features research scientists and SULI mentors Woody Delp and Brett Singer.
SULI mentor and staff scientist Anthony Gonsalves’ work on the Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center has been published in the journal High Power Laser Science and Engineering.
Writer Emily Scott reviews the history of the ABPDU and where it’s headed next. Deepti Tanjore, director of ABPDU and SULI mentor, is interviewed.
ATAP Division Director and SULI mentor Cameron Geddes talks with The Next 90 about the history of the Lab’s accelerators and their plans for the future.
A team of U.S. Department of Energy scientists led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) aims to collect a vast array of measurements that will allow scientists to better understand the future of water in the West. The Surface Atmosphere Integrated Field Laboratory (SAIL) will be led by Daniel Feldman, the lead SAIL investigator, […]
In this Science Snapshot, Ravi Prasher, a SULI mentor and scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Energy Technologies Area, talks about a $2-million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop a cost-effective thermoelectric waste-heat recovery system to reduce electricity-related carbon emission. His team’s findings were recently published in the journal Nature Communications.
Four climate scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) were key contributors to the latest IPCC report, which focused on the physical science basis of climate change. Berkeley Lab scientist and SULI mentor Charles Koven was a lead author for the report’s chapter on global carbon cycles.
Daniela Ushizima — a SULI mentor and a staff scientist in the Computational Research Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory — and the Center for Recognition and Inspection of Cells (CRIC) have taken a major step toward applying machine learning techniques to women’s health: their newly published database of images of cervical-vaginal cytology, the CRIC […]
SULI mentor and EGSB Division Director Susannah Tringe’s work has been featured in Discovery Magazine.
Among with his colleagues, staff scientist and SULI mentor Gregory Hura have published a comprehensive study in Biophysical Journal that represents the first step toward developing treatments COVID-19.
Berkeley Lab is teaming up with the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and other organizations to create the Partnership for Advanced Window Solutions (PAWS), with the aim of accelerating nationwide adoption of highly efficient windows, storm windows and shading systems. Berkeley Lab researcher and SULI mentor Robert Hart is […]
Berkeley Lab scientists are teaming with Oakland-based nonprofit Physicians, Scientists and Engineers (PSE) for Healthy Energy to install sensors that will give residents data to understand air pollution sources and patterns. SULI mentor Tom Kirchstetter led the project.
IPO’s Gregg Scharfstein interviews Dr. Deepti Tanjore, SULI mentor and Director of The Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit (ABPDU), about innovation. They focus on Deepti’s origin story, her work at the Lab, and her dedication to resolving scale-up challenges for synthetic biology based technologies.
Congratulations to research scientist and SULI mentor Michael Whittaker (EESA) for being selected as a participant in this year’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, as part of the UC President’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Fellowship program. He will attend virtual lectures and interactive sessions with 40 Nobel laureates around the world from June 27 to July […]
Lin Lin, a faculty scientist and SULI mentor, has been selected to receive a prestigious Simons Investigator in Mathematics award from the Simons Foundation. Lin’s research focuses on the development of efficient and accurate numerical methods for electronic structure calculations.
A research team led by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley has developed a nanoparticle composite that grows into 3D crystals. Ting Xu and Peter Ercius, two WD&E mentors, are featured.
Three Berkeley Lab projects were awarded more than $2 million from the DOE’s Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) to further collaborative research and development with industry partners on radioactivity detecting technology, next generation electrodes for electrolysis of water, and high performance sustainable aviation fuel. One of these teams is headed by Eric Sundstrom, a SULI mentor.
This article profiles the Advanced Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory, a new capstone course in the program taught by WD&E mentor Jay Keasling. The course prepares students for careers in the biopharmaceutical, industrial biotech, or food tech industries by giving them much-needed hands-on experience with bioprocessing equipment. WD&E mentor Deepti Tanjore, director of ABPDU, is also interviewed.
Barbara Jacak, a faculty senior scientist and former director of the Nuclear Science Division, was recently named a member of the prestigious American Philosophical Society.
After several years of research led by Berkeley Lab, scientists have made significant progress in developing battery cathodes that can be made of inexpensive and abundant metals. Ravi Prasher, Berkeley Lab’s Associate Lab Director for Energy Technologies and SULI mentor, is interviewed in this feature story.
SULI mentors Kristin Persson and Haruko Wainwright are just a few of the featured speakers for the upcoming Berkeley Lab 90th Anniversary Speaker Series: Leveraging Machine Learning for Science. Join this session, through ZOOM, on June 25th at 12:00 PM.
Alex Kim, a Lab physicist and SULI mentor, shares his previous experience as a Lab Ambassador and the value he has received from this program in expanding his knowledge, skills, and even recruiting talent to the Lab.
Berkeley Lab’s Aliyah Kovner talks with Brett Helms and Corinne Scown, about the inspiration for a type of plastics called poly(diketoenamine) ( or PDK), shortfalls in our current recycling systems, and how this ambitious project is enabled by a diverse combination of scientific expertise. Helms has served as a mentor for many WD&E programs including […]
Associate Lab Director, and SULI mentor, Susan Hubbard discusses the EESA’s mission and priorities in a new profile featured on the Next 90.
SULI mentor Jenny Mortimer will describe some of JBEI’s work to engineer the plant cell to improve biomass composition for the production of biofuels and bioproducts, including their efforts to develop an improved model of the plant cell wall using multi-dimensional solid state NMR.
Researchers led by SULI mentor Musahid Ahmed have demonstrated the first real-time measurement, using lab-based methods, of unstable particles called free radicals reacting under cosmic conditions, prompting elementary carbon and hydrogen atoms to coalesce into primal benzene rings.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has passed the halfway mark in the multi-year process of fabricating crucial superconducting cables as part of a project to upgrade the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. This upgrade, now in progress, will greatly increase the facility’s collision rate and its scientific […]
Former SULI intern Mael Flament has been selected as a 2021 Activate Fellow. Flament is the co-founder of Qunnect. He is working to enable quantum internet.
A team of researchers, led by SULI mentor Rebecca Abergel, has compiled the most complete library yet of lanthanides and their potential toxicity – by exposing baker’s yeast, aka Saccharomyces cerevisiae, to lanthanide metals. Their findings were recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Supervisor Spotlight talks to Kei Nakamura, one of two Associate Deputy Directors (ADD) for Experiments for the BELLA Center and a SULI mentor.
How SULI internships have supported the DESI Legacy Imaging Survey SULI intern Christopher Storfer examines DESI data with one of his mentors, Xiaosheng Huang. (Photo taken by Thor Swift in 2019) The Workforce Development & Education Department administers eleven internship programs at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). One of the […]
Ben Nachman, a staff scientist in the Physics Division and SULI mentor, has been awarded the Young Experimental Particle Physicist Prize of High Energy and Particle Physics from the European Physical Society. We are Berkeley Lab asked him 3 questions.
Researchers at Berkeley Lab who previously identified potentially harmful emissions from electronic cigarettes are now identifying the potential health risks of vaping cannabis. The research was led by Berkeley Lab scientist and SULI mentor Hugo Destaillats.
A new study led by Berkeley Lab has provided the first physical evidence that warmer temperatures lead to a significant drop in the stored carbon stock in deep forest soils. SULI mentors Margaret Torn and Jennifer Soong led an experiment in California’s Sierra Nevada forest and found that the carbon content in subsoils dropped 33% […]
An article celebrates IceCube’s first decade. Berkeley Lab scientists, including SULI mentor Spencer Klein, played a significant role in IceCube’s conception and construction, and continue to play an integral role in data analysis
On May 18, a group of expert’s including ETA Sumanjeet Kaur will discuss how extreme heat impacts Californians and ways to equitably mitigate this increasingly common climate-related disaster. Kaur has served as a SULI mentor.
Several Berkeley Lab scientists, including Greg Aldering and Saul Perlmutter, have published research on new techniques that will allow others to study dark energy with greatly improved precision and accuracy. Both are former WD&E mentors: Aldering has mentored VFP interns, Perlmutter has mentored SULI interns.
In the third episode of this series, Aliyah Kovner interviews JBEI scientists and SULI mentors Jay Keasling and Deepika Awasthi. They explore the fields of science making this 21st century industrial revolution possible: synthetic biology and biomanufacturing.
Scientists and engineers from Berkeley Lab teamed up to create a unique platform to study all aspects of miniature environments with unprecedented precision and control. The technology, named EcoPOD, is essentially a high-tech growing chamber that allows plants to be grown under highly controlled conditions. Esther Singer and Jenny Mortimer, two SULI mentors, discuss their […]
Jeff Neaton, SULI mentor and Associate Lab Director of the ESA, discusses the Energy Sciences Area’s role in research at Berkeley Lab.
Aliyah Kovner interviewed multiple SULI mentors, including JBEI’s John Gladden and ABPDU’s Eric Sundstrom, to learn how Berkeley Lab scientists are creating new biofuels that could reduce disastrous wildfires.
Sumanjeet Kaur, a SULI mentor, talks to The Next 90 about her work developing new types of thermal energy storage.
Brett Helms, a SULI mentor, led a study at the Molecular Foundry into the permeability of lithium ions. Along with his team, he has designed a new type of polymer membrane that allows more ions to flow through.
On this episode of podcast ‘Foundry from Home,’ biological nanostructures facility Director Corie Ralston, a SULI mentor, highlights remote staff available for facility users.