Awards

Steve Holland, APS DPF Instrumentation Award (2016)

Photos: Roger Smith, NOAO, AURA, NSF; Blanco webcam; Fermilab; Roy Kaltschmidt, Berkeley Lab

For decades, Steve Holland has designed CCD cameras and related technology for various applications – from medical detection to space exploration. He’s won several awards for this work including a Scientific Detector Workshop Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. Now, he’s been awarded the 2016 Instrumentation Award from the American Society of Particle Physics, Division of Particles and Fields for “development of technologies for detection of signals in frontier experiments, especially the fully depleted charge coupled device and the “oscilloscope on a chip” integrated circuit.”
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Peter Denes, Berkeley Lab Lifetime Achievement Award (2015)

The Transmission Electron Aberration-corrected Microscope (TEAM) project revolutionized electron and x-ray microscopy in developing the world’s highest resolution electron microscopy instrument. As a testament to it’s achievement, the project won the Secretary of Energy’s Excellence of Acquisition Award in 2010. At the time, Scientist/Engineer, Peter Denes, was the TEAM project manager as well as the acting director of the Engineering Division. In result of this work, Peter Denes won the Berkeley Lab Lifetime Achievement Award for his scientific advancements in electron microscopy.
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Arnuad Madur, Berkeley Lab Director’s Exceptional Achievement Award (2015)

The ALS Brightness Upgrade Team led the largest improvement of the Advanced Light Source (ALS) storage ring since the facility was built in 1993. The brightness improvement enables experiments at the ALS to be executed more quickly and with better spatial and spectral resolution. Mechanical Engineer, Arnaud Madur, was the lead engineer for the team that led the emittance upgrade. Christoph Steier (Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics Division) and Arnaud Madur received a Berkeley Lab Director’s Exceptional Achievement Award in the Scientific category for their scientific achievement in improving the performance of the ALS beamlines.
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Lee Yang, Berkeley Lab Director’s Exceptional Achievement Award (2015)

Lee-SXTM-smallA collaboration of experts from Berkeley Lab, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the University of San Diego, and Uppsala University broke the world record, achieving 3nm resolution with X-ray microscopy. The team built a new microscope based on ptychography, a novel mode imaging technique that uses high-performance scanning transmission X-ray microscopy. This capability is an important tool for energy sciences, as demonstrated in initial work on lithium iron phosphate batteries. Software Engineer, Lee Yang, was a member of the Berkeley Lab team that included Rich Celestre, David Kilcoyne, Stefano Marchesini, David Shapiro, Tolek Tyliszczak, and Tony Warwick. The team won the Berkeley Lab Director’s Exceptional Achievement Award in the Scientific category for their scientific advancements.
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