DOE Early Career Research Program Award
The DOE Early Career Research Program Award, established in 2010, supports the individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by the DOE Office of Science: Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), Biological and Environmental Research (BER), Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES), High Energy Physics (HEP), and Nuclear Physics (NP).
Learn more at the DOE-Early Career Research Program website.
Miles Frank Beaux II
Proposal: Resolving the f-electron Challenge with Scanning Probe Microscopy/Spectroscopy
J. Matthew (Matt) Durham
Proposal: Exotic Probes of Dense Nuclear Matter
Matthew James Hoffman
Proposal: Creating a Sea-Level-Enabled E3SM: A Critical Capability for Predicting Coastal Impacts [creates a regional sea level modeling capability within the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM)]. See page 28.
Proposal: Development of a Laser Calibration System for the DUNE Far Detector (received when at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Gollapinni brought the award with her to LANL when she joined in 2019). See page 22.
Cesar Luis Da Silva
Proposal: Gluon Saturation Search in the Deep Small Bjorken-x Region using the Large Hadron Collider Beauty Experiment (LHCb). See page 17.
Proposal: Weak Interactions in Nuclei and Nuclear Matter. See page 27.
Proposal: Studying Nuclear Astrophysics with Inertial Fusion Implosions. See page 84.
Jonathan Ward Engle
Proposal: Nuclear Data for Spallation Neutron Radioisotope Production. See page 13.
Joel C. Rowland
Proposal: Incorporating the Hydrological Controls on Carbon Cycling in Floodplain Ecosystems into Earth System Models (ESMs). See page 31.
Proposal: New Data on Neutron Reactions Relevant to Basic and Applied Science. See page 30.
Proposal: Beyond the Black Box: Combining System and Model Dynamics to Learn About Climate Uncertainties. See page 60.
Proposal: In-situ Monitoring of Dynamic Phenomena during Solidification (could provide the ability to visualize experimentally and model theoretically the melting and solidification processes of metal alloy materials, even at elevated temperatures). See page 13.
Proposal: Jet Probes of a New State of Matter (will advance the theory of jets in nuclear collisions and employ these jets as powerful probes of the strongly interacting plasma; the expected outcome will be a significant reduction of the current large uncertainty in the determination of plasma properties such as density, opacity, and transport coefficients). See page 55.
Proposal: Molecular Transuranic Discovery Science: Underpinning National Energy Security and Waste Remediation Needs. See page 18.
Proposal: Design of the Near Detectors and Optimization of Water and Ice Targets for Fine-grained Tracking Detectors for the Fermilab Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE). See page 36.
Proposal: An Integrated Theory on the Mechanisms of Vegetation Survival and Mortality During Drought. See page 37.
Evgenya Simakov (Smirnova)
Proposal: Advancing Our Understanding of Photonic Band Gap Structures for Accelerators. See page 57.
Proposal: Technology Development Toward Very High-Gradient and High Quality-Factor Superconducting RF Cavities. See page 60.
Other DOE Awards
Jesse A. Sievers made significant contributions to EMI SIG over the years and was instrumental in establishing a new subcommittee for emergency management planners, which he also served as the chairman for. He also led the effort for COVID-19 lessons learned across the DOE/NNSA complex, which led to a multi-site panel discussion at this year’s EMI SIG meeting.
COVID-19 Facilities and People Response Team
DOE National Laboratories' COVID-19 Testing Teams
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Denuclearization Team
DOE National Laboratories' COVID-19 Testing Teams
Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) Team
NSE Recruitment Team
Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) Supplier Quality Working Group
Pit Production Analysis Team
Seattle Response and Recovery and Cs-137 Joint Investigation Teams
Source Physics Experiment, Phase II
Spent Fuel NDA Project
Warhead Measurement Campaign Team
RLUOB transition: teamwork and performance
For outstanding and remarkable contributions to the Nation's Stockpile Stewardship program
For providing accurate analyses of the amount of oil released into the Gulf and spill mitigation and containment strategies (regarding British Petroleum's Macondo Well resulting from the Deepwater Horizon accident)
Contributions on the thermoelectric generator that provides electrical power and heat to the Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity rover
Exascale Class Computing Cooling Equipment (ECCCE) project
LANL was the first Hazard Category 2 nuclear facility completed under budget and ahead of schedule in a significant number of years.
Bradley D. Perkins was honored with a DOE Service Award for his system development and maintenance expertise, ingenuity, collaborative nature, and dedication to Atmospheric Radiation Measurement's (ARM) mission as part of the operations support tools team.
The Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) deployment team received a 2020 Department of Energy (DOE) Service Award for their exemplary work and service to the ARM national user facility community.
Cancer Moonshot Team
Technology Convergence Working Group
Ebola Task Force