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.