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Murnane and Kapteyn Presented 2018 Governor’s Award

October 05, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018 – Last night CO-LABS presented JILA’s ultrafast imaging team, led by Fellows Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn, the 2018 Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research.  

Murnane and Kapteyn were honored for their work in revolutionizing ultrafast and nanoscale imaging through the research and development of tabletop... Read more


Congrats to Milan Delor for Receiving the Postdoc Leadership Award for his role as President of the Berkeley Postdoc Association

September 10, 2018
Source: UC Berkeley Visiting Scholars and Postdoc Affairs

Dr. Milan Delor, a postdoctoral researcher in Naomi Ginsberg's group at the University of California Berkeley, received the Postdoc Leadership Award for his role as President of the Berkeley Postdoc Association. This this role, Milan organizes networking events, conferences, seminars, and other events, as well as represents and advocates for... Read more

Congrats to the STROBE SUPER Team for Receiving JILA Exemplary Contribution Awards

August 27, 2018
Source:JILA

Congratulations to Dr. Nico Hernandez-Charpak, Dr. Tess Eidem, Caz Margenau, Joyce Kroll, and Lauren Mason for receiving JILA Exemplary contribution awards for their efforts to write three funded proposals: the NSF PREM, MRI and Supplemental funding for STROBE!


Congrats to Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn for Receiving Governor's Award for High-Impact Research

August 20, 2018
Source: CO-LABS

Revolutionizing ultrafast and nanoscale imaging through the research and development of tabletop x-ray sources.

Congrats to Fort Lewis College for Receiving an NSF Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) Grant

August 07, 2018
Source: National Science Foundation News Release 18-056

The Fort Lewis College and Norfolk State University STROBE Science and Technology Center will focus on advanced imaging and characterization of functional nanomaterials. Fort Lewis College is a Native American-Serving Nontribal Institution, and additionally serves a significant Hispanic population. The PREM framework elements of this project... Read more

Congrats to the MRI STROBE Consortium for Receiving an NSF Major Research Instrumentation Grant

August 07, 2018
Source: National Science Foundation

MRI STROBE CONSORTIUM: Development of a Hybrid Photon-Electron Microscopy System for Functional Imaging of Multi-Scale Materials

Congrats to STROBE's Education Team for Receiving Supplemental NSF Funding to Amplify Efforts

July 09, 2018
Source:National Science Foundation

STROBE received supplmental funding from the National Science Foundation to amplify our efforts in the STROBE Summer Undergraduate Research Scholars Program, Research Experience for Teachers, collaborations with CU Science Discovery, and more.


Congrats to Franklin Dollar for Receiving an NSF CAREER Award

July 02, 2018
Source: National Science Foundation News Release 18-045

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested $150 million in 307 early career engineering and computer science faculty to advance fields from intelligent infrastructure and collaborative robots to secure communications and brain-related technologies.

Over the next five years, each researcher will receive up to $500,000 from NSF to... Read more

Congrats to Jose Rodriguez on Being Selected as a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences

June 14, 2018
Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts

UCLA chemistry professor Jose Rodriguez has been selected among 22 Pew scholars in the biomedical sciences for 2018. The honor provides funding to outstanding young researchers whose work is relevant to the advancement of human health. The scholars, who were selected from 184 nominations, will receive four-year, $300,000 grants to advance their... Read more

Congrats to Kay Phelps on Being Awarded the Outstanding Environmental Educator Award by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education

May 09, 2018
Source: Fort Lewis College, Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education

Each year in March, the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) hosts the Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education Awards Celebration, a recognition event that honors demonstrated leadership among individuals and environmental education programs that are unique, effective and collaborative. 

Photo credit: Fort Lewis... Read more

Congrats to Franklin Dollar for Receiving the UCI Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education Award

May 01, 2018
Source: UCI Department of Physics & Astronomy

Henry Kapteyn Elected as 2018 Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 20, 2018
Source:JILA

Henry Kapteyn has been elected as a 2018 member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He joins some of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts, including JILA Fellows David Nesbitt (2013), Margaret Murnane (2006), Eric Cornell (2005), and Carl Lineberger (1995), and... Read more


Congrats to Drew Morrill on Receiving the NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship

March 22, 2018
Source: DOE NNSA

Murnane wins SFI St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal

March 14, 2018

JILA Fellow Margaret Murnane was awarded the Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) prestigious St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal on 14 March 2018 in Washington D.C., for her significant contribution to academia, research and industry.

Murnane’s many achievements include designing some of the fastest lasers in the world and creating table-top... Read more


Congrats to Robert Karl Jr. on Receiving the Karel Urbanek Student Paper Award at SPIE Advanced Lithography 2018

March 01, 2018
Source: KMLA Tencor

...the 2018 winner of the Karel Urbanek Student Paper Award at #SPIELitho, Robert Karl Jr., from JILA! His paper was entitled, “Characterization and Imaging of Nanostructured Materials using Tabletop Extreme Ultraviolet Light Sources”. KLA-Tencor is honored to be the sponsor of this annual award at this year’s Metrology, Inspection, and Process... Read more

Congrats to Franklin Dollar on Being Selected as an IOP Outstanding Reviewer by the New Journal of Physics

March 01, 2018
Source: IOP Science

IOP is proud to recognize excellence in reviewing, and each year our journal editorial teams select the best reviewers of the year based on the quality, quantity and timeliness of their reviews.

Each journal chooses one person to receive the Reviewer of the Year Award, and selects a number of other excellent reviewers to receive... Read more

Congrats to Naomi Ginsberg for Being Selected as a Kavli Fellow

February 28, 2018
Source: Kavli Institute

Congrats to Jianwei "John" Miao on Receiving the NSF Special Creativity Award

February 28, 2018
Source: UCLA Newsroom

A rarely given Special Creativity Award from the National Science Foundation has been recently bestowed to a pair of UCLA faculty members, along with a leading computer simulation expert at the University of Colorado Boulder, to continue their research on metal alloys for fuel cells.

The principal investigators on the grant are Jianwei “... Read more

Congrats to Stan Osher on being elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering

February 07, 2018
Source: National Academy of Engineering

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.  Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature" and to "the... Read more

Congrats to Laura Waller on Receiving the SPIE Early Career Achievement Award – Academia

January 29, 2018
Source: SPIE: The International Society for Optics and Photonics

Dr. Laura Waller, associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at University of California, Berkeley, is the recipient of the 2018 SPIE Early Career Achievement Award in the academic category. Dr. Waller is being honored for her contributions to biomedical and industrial science through development of... Read more

Congrats to Connor Bischak for Receiving a Washington Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for Studies in Scanning-probe Microscopy

January 01, 2018
Source: Washington Research Foundation

The inaugural group of 10 Washington Research Foundation (WRF) Postdoctoral Fellows has been selected. WRF will support the Fellows, all with recent doctorates, to carry out mentored research projects addressing some of the biggest challenges facing the public in areas including healthcare, climatology and engineering. Connor Bischak holds a... Read more

Five STROBE Institutions Represented on AISES List of Top 200 Colleges for Native Americans

December 01, 2017

Use this list of 200 colleges and universities to research where American Indians are going to school in significant numbers and where the community, Native Programs, and support are strong enough for these students to enjoy college and stay on to graduation. Unlike most "top colleges" lists, the focus here is on the Native Community and the... Read more

Congrats to Stan Osher on being on the Clarivate Analytics 2017 list of Highly Cited Researchers

November 14, 2017
Source: Clarivate Analytics

Ranking in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in Web of Science, Highly Cited Researchers are leading the way in solving the world’s biggest challenges.

Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry (MF) hosted the Frontiers of Electron Tomography in the Physical Sciences

October 23, 2017

Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry (MF) hosted the Frontiers of Electron Tomography in the Physical Sciences conference together with UCLA and STROBE (an NSF Science and Technology Center) to disseminate results and discuss new ideas for three-dimensional imaging techniques.  The conference... Read more

Congrats to Jennifer Ellis on her NRC Postdoctral Fellowship

September 29, 2017
Source: NIST

The NIST NRC Postdoctoral Program supports a nationwide competitive postdoctoral program administered in cooperation with the National Academies/National Research Council (NRC). The postdoctoral program brings research scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability to perform advanced research related to the NIST mission, introduces... Read more

Congrats to Dr. Megan Paciaroni for Receiving NSF MRI at Fort Lewis College

September 21, 2017
Source: NSF

This MRI acquisition will establish the first amplified ultrashort pulse laser facility for spectroscopy and energy science in the Four Corners region of the United States. The facility will be based at Fort Lewis College (FLC) in Durango, Colorado.

Dennis Gardner wins 2017 Laser Science Dissertation Award

September 20, 2017
Source:JILA Scientific Communications

Former JILAn Dennis F. Gardner Jr. (Kapteyn-Murnane group) has been awarded the 2017 American Physical Society’s Carl E. Anderson Division of Laser Science Dissertation Award for his doctoral work in extreme ultraviolet (EUV... Read more


Congrats to Jose Rodriguez for being featured in a publication by Howard Hughes Medical Institute

June 20, 2017
Source: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

José Rodríguez sees antibodies latch onto receptors and stop cancer cells from feeding on iron. He sees an infectious protein fragment grip its neighbors to form the flat sheets that clutter the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease. Atom by atom, his imaginary animations crystallize as he creates minuscule maps of some of the most elusive... Read more

Congrats to Jose Rodriguez on Being Selected as a Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

May 25, 2017
Source: UCLA Chemistry and Biochemistry

Professor Jose Rodriguez has been selected as a Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation... According to the Beckman Foundation website, “these individuals exemplify the Foundation’s mission of supporting the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life... Read more

Congrats to Margaret Murnane on receiving the Campanile Excellence in Achievement Award

May 11, 2017
Source: University of California, Berkeley

The Campanile Excellence in Achievement Award recognizes an alumnus/a whose remarkable professional achievements reflect the excellence of a UC Berkeley education.

Congrats to Jose Rodriguez on being named a 2017 Searle Scholar

April 10, 2017
Source: UCLA

[Jose] said he is honored to be named a Searle Scholar and said the funding provided by the award will allow his research group to pursue new ways to probe the structures of macromolecules at the atomic scale.

Congrats to AJ Pryor on receiving the 2017 M&M Student Scholar Award

April 07, 2017
Source: UCLA

These awards are presented annually to students presenting high quality technical papers with significant microanalysis content at the annual meeting.

Congrats to Nathan Brooks on receiving an NSF Fellowship

March 17, 2017
Source: NSF

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

Christina Porter Wins 2017 Karel Urbanek Best Student Paper Award at SPIE Conference

March 07, 2017

Christina Porter has won the 2017 Karel Urbanek Best Student Paper Award. The award consists of a wall plaque, honorarium, and trophy. The award was presented  on Thursday March 2, 2017, at this year's Metrology, Inspection, and Process Control for Microlithography conference at the SPIE Advanced LIthography in San Jose, California.... Read more


Congrats to Naomi Ginsberg for Being Selected as a Miller Professor for Basic Research in 2017-2018

March 01, 2017
Source: Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science

Naomi Ginsberg is a Miller Professor for Basic Research in Science at UC Berkeley in 2017-2018.

Congrats to Ke Xu for Being Selected as a Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator

March 01, 2017
Source: Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub

Congrats to Margaret Murnane for the Ives Medal, the highest award of the OSA Optical Society

February 13, 2017

Recognizing overall distinction in optics, the Frederic Ives Medal is the highest award of the Society. It was endowed in 1928 by Herbert E. Ives, a distinguished charter member and OSA President, 1924 and 1925, to honor his father who was noted as the inventor of modern photoengraving and for his pioneering contributions to color photography,... Read more

Congrats to John Miao on the Nature News & Views of STROBE paper

February 02, 2017

The locations of atoms in a metallic alloy nanoparticle have been determined using a combination of electron microscopy and image simulation, revealing links between the particle's structure and magnetic properties.

Congrats to Jose Rodriguez on his hire at UCLA

January 19, 2017

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry welcomes Jose Rodriguez who has joined the department as an Assistant Professor in the Biochemistry Division.   Prof. Rodriguez joined the department in July 2016 and currently holds the Howard Reiss Development Chair. 

Congrats to University of Colorado graduate student Elisabeth Shanblatt for winning the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Computational Imaging

January 19, 2017

The field of Computational Photography seeks to create new photographic functionalities and experiences that go beyond what is possible with traditional cameras and image processing tools. The IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography is organized with the vision of fostering the community of researchers, from many different... Read more

Congrats to Franklin Dollar on his Sloan Fellowship

January 19, 2017

Assistant Professor Franklin Dollar was selected as 2016 Sloan Fellow, a significant distinction for early career scientists.

Congrats to Ke Xu on his Packard Fellowship

January 19, 2017

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation named 18 of the nation’s most innovative early-career scientists and engineers as recipients of the 2016 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering. Each Fellow will receive a grant of $875,000 over five years to pursue their research.

Congrats to Laura Waller who is now tenured at University of California at Berkeley

January 19, 2017

Laura Waller leads the Computational Imaging Lab, which develops new methods for optical imaging, with optics and computational algorithms designed jointly.

Congrats to Naomi Ginsberg who is now tenured at University of California at Berkeley

January 19, 2017

Work in the Ginsberg Group is motivated by the need to spatially and temporally resolve the complex dynamics of nanoscale processes, such as photosynthetic light harvesting. We use multiple approaches, separately and in combination, including ultrafast spectroscopy, light microscopy, and cathodoluminescence electron mocroscopy.

Congrats to Yongsoo Yang for winning the Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research at UCLA

January 10, 2017

On January 10, 2017 UCLA’s postdoctoral scholars were honored for their important contributions to the university’s interrelated missions of research, teaching, and public service at the 2017 Postdoctoral Scholars Reception & Awards Ceremony at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute. The 2017 Chancellor’s Awards for Postdoctoral Research ... Read more

Congratulations to AJ Pryor for receiving the Peccei-Holmes Graduate Fellowship from UCLA

January 03, 2017
Source: UCLA

Benjamin L. Holmes and his wife, Carol Scheifele-Holmes, established the Roberto Peccei, Ben Holmes, and Carol Scheifele-Holmes Graduate Fellowship. Known as the Peccei-Holmes Fellowship, their gift honors Professor Roberto Peccei’s achievements in physics and their decades-long friendship. 

Congrats to Peter Denes on the APS Keithley Award for Measurement Science

December 19, 2016

Awarded "...for his pioneering advances in detectors for electron and X-ray microscopy, especially the development of complementary metal oxide semiconductor detectors for electron microscopy, and column parallel readout charge coupled devices for ptychographic X-ray microscope."

Congrats to Robert Karl on his NDSEG Graduate Fellowship

December 05, 2016

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest.

Markus Raschke Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

November 23, 2016

Markus Raschke has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), according to an AAAS news release published on the web on November 21, 2016. Former JILAn Steven Cundiff was also elected a Fellow of the AAAS this year.

The new Fellows are among the 391 AAAS members elected Fellows by their peers... Read more


Congrats to Pietro Musumeci on election as a Fellow of the American Physical Society

October 26, 2016

Five UCLA faculty members have been elected Fellows of the American Physical Society for its class of 2016. Recipients are nominated by professional peers and selected by the Society. The honor recognizes “exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise,” such as outstanding physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in... Read more

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