Message from Carol Burns
Thank you to all who have shown me such a warm welcome to the Lab. As I have mentioned to some of you, joining the Lab feels like coming home, as I received my Ph.D. from Cal. While I was at Cal, I had the good fortune to spend time at the Lab working in some of the unique facilities..
I started in my role as Deputy Lab Director for Research and Chief Research Officer on Aug. 1, and since then have been engaged in a whirlwind of introductions and meetings with many of you.
I’m learning so much about Berkeley Lab every day, but realize how much more I have to learn. The breadth and depth of the Lab’s talent continues to impress me, and I look forward to finding ways to continue to build on the solid foundation and reputation that the Lab already enjoys.
How you go about your work is a key part of your success. In fact, the Lab’s culture of team science, cross-discipline engagement, and inclusivity was in no small part what drew me to the Lab. These are values that I have actively supported throughout my career, and I want to continue to support the Lab’s bedrock stewardship values, while also trying new ways of doing things.
I look forward to getting to know you in the coming weeks, months, and years, and to exploring with you ways to pursue our mission of bringing science solutions to the world.
Deputy Laboratory Director for Research
Chief Research Officer
|DOE Announces Early Career Research Program for FY 2022
DOE is now accepting proposals for the FY 2022 Office of Science Early Career Research Program (ECRP). This highly prestigious program supports early career researchers at DOE national labs with up to $2.5 million over five years to pursue their research. Find out more details and attend the roundtable on Sept. 27.
Learning from National Labs and Leaders through the Oppenheimer Science and Energy Leadership Program
The Oppenheimer Science and Energy Leadership Program (OSELP) is the premier leadership development program of the DOE’s National Laboratory Directors’ Council (NLDC). The program exposes emerging DOE leaders to the breadth, diversity, and complexity of the national labs and their partners in government, industry, and academia. Over the past year and a half, two Berkeley Lab participants, Noël Bakhtian (Executive Director of the Berkeley Lab Energy Storage Center) and Peter Nugent (Department Head for Computational Science in the Computational Research Division), participated in the Oppenheimer Leadership Program, as part of its fourth cohort. Read about their experiences.
CRD Reorganization Brings Data Science to the Forefront
The Computing Sciences Area’s Computational Research Division will reorganize Oct. 1 into two divisions. One will focus on data science research, the other on math, computer, and computational science research. Learn about this move to position the Lab as a leading data science research institution.
Presenting the Bay Area National Lab’s Semiconductor Capabilities through LINC
Following its successful virtual webinars for industry in January and April, LINC, a collaboration initiative of four powerhouse DOE national laboratories in the Bay Area (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories), held another virtual industry event on August 25. This time the event was specifically for the semiconductor sector.
Read about the event, which was organized to accelerate industry connections and collaborations with the labs.
DOE’s Office of Science Now Accepting Applications for Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Awards
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2021 Solicitation 2 cycle. The SCGSR program supports awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a national laboratory in collaboration with a laboratory scientist. SCGSR is open to current Ph.D. students; applications are due on November 10, 2021.
Save the Date for the UC Wildfire Research Symposium, Sept. 22
Wildfires and their aftermath impact all Californians and cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars every year. The 2021 UC Wildfire Symposium Series focuses on California’s resiliency to wildfire, extreme drought, and climate change. The September 22 half-day symposium is the third and last in the series. View the agenda and registration link.