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Congrats to Madison Jilek for Receiving a 2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 01, 2020
Source: NSF GRFP

Congratulations to Madison Jilek for being awarded a 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship at Florida Internation University in the Dukovic research group.

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Congrats to Jose Rodriguez for Receiving a 2020 Sloan Research Fellowship in Chemistry

February 12, 2020
Source: The Sloan Foundation

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation congratulates the winners of the 2020 Sloan Research Fellowships. These 126 early-career scholars represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. Their achievements and potential place them among the next generation of scientific leaders in the U.S. and Canada. Winners receive $75,000, which may...

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Congrats to Bao Wang for Receiving the UCLA Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Award

February 01, 2020
Source: UCLA

Bao Wang received the UCLA Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Award in 2020. Dr. Wang works with the Osher research group.

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Congrats to Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn for Receiving the 2020 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics

January 27, 2020
Source: The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute is pleased to announce The Franklin Institute Awards Class of 2020! Henry C. Kapteyn and Margaret M. Murnane, 2020 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics. Now in its 196th year, The Franklin Institute Awards pays tribute to our namesake and America’s first great scientist, Benjamin Franklin, by honoring the greatest minds in...

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Keeping up with the Curies: Physicist team wins prestigious physics award

January 27, 2020
Source: CU Boulder Today

A husband-and-wife team at the forefront of laser science at the University of Colorado Boulder are following in the footsteps of the Curies, winning a prestigious Benjamin Franklin Medal. 

The Franklin Institute announced today that Henry Kapteyn and Margaret Murnane would receive this year’s medal in physics—one of several awards...

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Congrats to Diana Rossell-Eddy for Receiving the First Place Poster Award at the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

January 17, 2020
Source: CUWiP

Congratulations to Diana Rossell-Eddy for winning the first place poster prize at the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics! The APS CUWiP goal is to help undergraduate women continue in physics by providing them with the opportunity to experience a professional conference, information about graduate school and professions in physics,...

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Congrats to Naomi Ginsberg for Receiving the 2020 Early-career Award in Experimental Physical Chemistry from the American Chemical Society

January 15, 2020
Source: The Physical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society

The 2020 Early-Career Award in Experimental Physical Chemistry is awarded to Prof. Naomi S. Ginsberg at UC-Berkeley, "For the development of new time- and space-resolved imaging and spectroscopy methods to study dynamical phenomena in heterogeneous materials." The Physical Chemistry Division annually sponsors senior and early-career awards in...

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Congrats to Margaret Murnane for Receiving the 2019 CU Boulder Women Who Make a Difference Award

January 13, 2020
Source: CU Boulder Today

Mary Rippon, the first CU female professor, and Lucile B. Buchanan, the first African-American woman to graduate from CU, paved the way for women to succeed. These influential women were the first to accomplish what they did, but women who deserve appreciation surround us every day. The 2019 class of Women Who Make a Difference impact our...

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Congrats to Kate Groschner for Receiving a Microscopy & Microanalysis Student Scholar Award in Spring 2019

January 07, 2020
Source: Microscopy & Microanalysis

Catherine Groschner of Mary Scott's research group at the University of California, Berkeley was awarded a 2019 M&M Student Scholar Award for her presentation titled, "Machine Learning for High Throughput HRTEM Analysis".

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Congrats to Laura Waller for Being Selected as an American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellow in 2019

December 31, 2019
Source: AIMBE

Laura Waller has been selected as a 2019 AIMBE Fellow. The College of Fellows – 2,000 individuals who are outstanding bioengineers in academia, industry, clinical practice, and government. These leaders in the field have distinguished themselves through their contributions in research, industrial practice and/or education. Fellows are nominated...

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Congrats to David Cesar for Receiving the Particle Accelerator Science & Technology (PAST) Doctoral Student Award from IEEE

December 01, 2019
Source: IEEE

In 2019, David Cesar received the Particle Accelerator Science & Technology (PAST) Doctoral Student Award from IEEE for contributions to dielectric laser accelerators and time-resolved electron microscopy.

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Congrats to Namrata Ramesh for being Awarded a Rhodes Scholarship

November 25, 2019
Source: Rhodes Trust

Namrata is a senior at the University of California, Berkeley, pursuing a Physics (Honors) degree. Her senior thesis, supervised by Professor Naomi Ginsberg, involves understanding the dynamics of self assembly of gold nanocrystal superlattices using optical and x-ray scattering techniques. She has also worked on studying the trajectories of...

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Congrats to Michael Tanksalvala, Yuka Esashi, Christina Porter, Michael Gerrity, Ting Liao, Margaret Murnane (JILA), Seth Cousin, Daisy Raymondson, Brennan Peterson, and Henry Kapteyn (KMLabs) for Receiving the R&D 100 Award for the QM Quantum Microscope

October 29, 2019
Source: R&D World

Winners of the R&D 100 Awards have been announced by R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC. “This awards program is so well recognized across the R&D community. Being named as one of the R&D 100 is an incredible honor,” said Paul J. Heney, Vice President, Editorial Director for R&D World. “These 100...

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Congrats to Chris Regan and William Hubbard for Receiving the 2019 Microscopy Today Innovation Award

September 30, 2019
Source: Microscopy Today

The editors of Microscopy Today congratulate the winners of the tenth Microscopy Today Innovation Award competition. The ten innovations advance microscopy in several areas: light microscopy, electron microscopy, and scanning probe microscopy. These innovations will make microscopy and microanalysis more powerful, more productive, and easier to...

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Congrats to Jessie Woodcock for Receiving an Outstanding 2018 STEM Partner Award in recognition of partnership and support of Workforce Development & Education programs

September 26, 2019
Source:University of California Berkeley

On Thursday, September 26, Workforce Development & Education hosted our annual Mentor Appreciation event where we recognized our outstanding mentors and STEM partners. This event highlighted accomplishments for FY2018. Outstanding 2018 STEM Partner is hereby awarded on this 26th day of September 2019, to Jessie Woodcock, in recognition of...

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Congratulations to Josh Knobloch for receiving a 2019 TECHCON Student Presentation Award

September 08, 2019
Source: TECHCON

Thank you to the SRC students, industry, and faculty that attended TECHCON and made it a great success. The final event for TECHCON 2019 was presenting Top 10 Student Presentation Awards and the URI Best Poster Awards at Tuesday’s Dinner. 2019 TECHCON Student Presentation Award Winner: 13.2 Joshua Knobloch: Nanoscale Metrology and Imaging of...

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Congrats to Roger Falcone for Being Elected as a Member of the National Academy of Sciences

April 30, 2019
Source: National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 100 new members and 25 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Forty percent of the newly elected members are women—the most ever elected in any one year to date. Those elected today bring the total number of...

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Congrats to Rebecca Wai and Trevor Roberts for receiving the Outstanding GSI Award for Spring 2019

April 08, 2019
Source: University of California Berkeley

The Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (OGSI) Award honors UC Berkeley GSIs each year for their outstanding work in the teaching of undergraduates. OGSI recipients are nominated from within their teaching department. The GSI Teaching & Resource Center provides the award recipients certificates of distinction and hosts a celebratory...

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Congrats to Jessica Ramella-Roman for Being Elected as a 2019 SPIE Fellow

February 01, 2019
Source: SPIE: The International Society for Optics and Photonics

Each year, SPIE promotes Members as new Fellows of the Society. SPIE will honor 88 new Fellows of the Society this year. Fellows are Members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. They are honored for their technical achievement and for...

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Congrats to Jeremy Thurston for Being Awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in Spring 2019

January 01, 2019
Source: National Science Foundation

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.

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Congrats to Jenna Tan for Being Awarded the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship in Spring 2019

January 01, 2019
Source: National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program

Jenna Tan received an NDSEG Fellowship to increase the number of U.S. citizens trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance and the Department of Defense. 

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Congrats to Hannah Weaver for Being Awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in Spring 2019

January 01, 2019
Source: National Science Foundation

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.

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Congrats to Kasra Nowrouzi for Receiving the Spot Award from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

December 07, 2018
Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Spot Award Purpose: The purpose of the Spot Recognition Award program is to acknowledge and reward outstanding individual and/or team workplace contributions that occur on a day-to-day basis. (For safety-related recognition, please see the Safety Spot Award Program Guidelines). Contributions should impact the quality, cost, service, safety, or...

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Margaret Murnane Presented Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad

December 04, 2018

JILA Fellow Margaret Murnane was one of 10 recipients of the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad.

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney announced the names of the award winners on the 28th of November 2018. These awards, established in 2012, are meant to recognize the contributions of members...

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Congrats to Margaret Murnane for Receiving the Presidential Distinguished Service Award

November 28, 2018
Source: Ireland Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Simon Coveney, T.D., today announced the names of the recipients of the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad for 2018.

The Presidential Distinguished Service Award was established by the Government following the 2011 Global Irish Economic Forum as a...

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Congrats to Stan Osher for Being Named One of the World's Most Highly Cited and Influential Researchers of 2018

November 28, 2018
Source: UCLA Newsroom

The world’s most influential scientific researchers in 2018 include 41 UCLA scholars. In its annual list, Clarivate Analytics names the most highly cited researchers — those whose work was most often referenced by other scientific research papers for the preceding decade in 21 fields across the sciences and social sciences.

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Congrats to Naomi Ginsberg for Being Selected to Participate in the UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development

November 15, 2018
Source: UC Newsroom

Naomi Ginbserg was selected to participate in the UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development in 2018 because she demonstrates potential to advance women in their careers.

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Congrats to the COSMIC team for receiving the 2018 Kalus Halbach Award for Innovative Instrumentation

October 30, 2018
Source: Advanced Light Source Berkeley Lab News

The 2018 Klaus Halbach Award for Innovative Instrumentation at the ALS was given to the COSMIC ptychography team “for the development of the microscopy endstation at the COSMIC beamline, featuring an ultra-stable x-ray microscope, computational methods for data reconstruction, and a high-speed data acquisition system.” The award, which was...

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Congrats to Laura Waller for being Elected as a 2019 Fellow of the Optical Society

October 22, 2018
Source: The Optical Society

The Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors has elected 98 members to the Society’s 2019 Fellows Class. Principal factors for election to OSA Fellow include candidates’ achievements in business leadership, education, research, engineering and service. A majority of 2019 Fellows reside outside of the USA.

“Being named an OSA Fellow is an...

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Congrats to Heather Lewandowski for Being Selected as the Jonathan F. Reichert and Barbara-Wolff-Reichert Award for Excellence in Advanced Laboratory Instructions

October 22, 2018
Source: APS Physics

"For systematic and scholarly transformation of advanced laboratories in physics, for building leading assessment tools of laboratories, and for national service advancing our advanced laboratory educational community."

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Tess Eidem recognized for work helping students

October 18, 2018

JILAn Dr. Tess Eidem was recognized by the University of Colorado Boulder for her work coordinating student understanding about roles and responsibilities related to their support funding.

Eidem is the Associate Director of Education for STROBE, an NSF Science and Technology Center that is a collaboration between six universities,...

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Congrats to Ke Xu for Receiving an NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards

October 09, 2018
Source: National Institutes of Health Office of Strategic Coordination

The NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, established in 2007, supports unusually innovative research from early career investigators who are within 10 years of their final degree or clinical residency and have not yet received a research project grant or equivalent NIH grant.

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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...

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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...

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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!

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Congrats to Jose Rodriguez for Being Selected as One of C&EN's Talented Twelve

August 20, 2018
Source: C&EN

Welcome to the fourth annual Talented 12 issue. We’ve spent months searching high and low for these bright, young scientific minds and are excited to finally introduce you to them. Here, you’ll meet a dozen chemists pushing the boundaries in their fields. To say they are tackling life’s great mysteries would be an understatement. The interests...

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Congrats to Stan Osher for being Cited in the Top 100 Computer Scientists in the United States

August 13, 2018
Source: UCLA Newsroom

Four researchers in computer science in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have been ranked in the top 100 computer scientists in the United States based on their productivity and influence in the field.

Stan Osher, a professor of mathematics and computer science, electrical engineering and chemical and biomolecular engineering,...

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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...

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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

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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

March 30, 2018
Source: Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub

The Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub is conducting research that helps solve big health problems. We find and support the best and brightest biologists, scientists, engineers and technologists. Our culture emphasizes intellectual freedom and collaboration. We provide our team with the best scientific tools – and when the right tools don’t exist, we will...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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