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

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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. 

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

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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...

Congrats to Markus Raschke on Receiving a DOE Phase II STTR with Anasys Instruments

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Markus Raschke and Anaysis Instruments received a Phase II STTR. Proposal summary: Characterization of dynamic properties at molecular level processes is a critical requirement for development of next generation materials for biomedical, energy, and semiconductor devices. We propose to develop a unique, broadly adoptable, multi-modal...

Murnane wins SFI St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal

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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...

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

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...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...

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

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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...

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

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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 “...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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

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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...

Congrats to Jennifer Ellis on her NRC Postdoctral Fellowship

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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...

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

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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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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

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[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

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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

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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

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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....

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

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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,...

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

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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

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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

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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...

Congrats to Franklin Dollar on his Sloan Fellowship

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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

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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...

Congrats to John Miao on election as a Fellow of the American Physical Society

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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...

Congrats to Noah Finkelstein on his NSF INCLUDES Grant

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Education pathways have grown increasingly complex in recent decades and today are characterized by a multitude of entry points, stops and starts, longer times to degrees, and changing career directions. As a result, the STEM "pipeline" metaphor has become outdated, and the current institutional structures are not well suited to meeting the...

Congrats to Ryan Haaland for securing $300K at Fort Lewis College to educate physics and engineers in startups

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Ryan Haaland is the chair and a professor of Physics and Engineering at Fort Lewis College. He joined the college in 2006 and has served as department chair since 2010. Dr. Haaland conducts research in upper atmospheric electricity, physics education and space situational awareness. For over a decade, he has studied high-speed optical...

Congrats to Ryan Haaland on his 2016-17 Achievement Award at Fort Lewis College

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Dr. Ryan Haaland, chair of the Fort Lewis College Department of Physics & Engineering, has led his department through a stunning period of growth and change. Student enrollment in the program has exploded over the last few years, and that increased interest will likely continue once the new Geosciences, Physics & Engineering (GPE) Hall...

Congrats to Charles Bevis on his NSF Graduate Fellowship

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named 2,000 individuals as this year's recipients of awards from the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

"The Graduate Research Fellowship Program is a vital part of our efforts to foster and promote excellence in U.S. science, technology, engineering and mathematics by recognizing...