|2011 User Meeting Award Recipients|
Recipients of the 2011 Users' Executive Committee awards, Student Poster Competition awards, and Photography Contest awards were announced Tuesday, October 4th at the ALS User Meeting. Winners are pictured below with UEC Chair David Obsorn.
Dr. Subrata Chakraborty, for “the design and execution of the most important and difficult experiment relevant to understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system.”
Dr. Yi-De Chuang for "the world-leading achievements that have revolutionized conventional soft x-ray scattering instrumentation and enabled the first time-resolved resonant scattering experiment at the Linac Coherent Light Source.”
Mr. Ed Domning and Mr. Brian Smith, for "creating solutions using LabView that enable users to automate experimental endstations and synchronize them with accelerator operations.” To quote from the nomination, “Their skill, dedication, and calmness in finding solutions helps users achieve their scientific goals and underscores the results-oriented attitude of the Advanced Light Source.”
The first place winner gave a talk describing her research on Tuesday morning. All winners received cash prizes. (From left to right):
First place: Alice England (UC Berkeley) "On the hydration and hydrolysis of carbon dioxide."
Second place: Frank Meyer (University of Wuerzburg) "The electronic structure of L-Cysteine in aqueous solution studied by soft x-rays."
Third place: Sara Blomberg (Lund University) "HPXPS study of the oxidation of 10nm PdAg nanoparticles."
(From left to right) Photos that won the Annual Photography Contest are "Inspection" by Wanli Yang, "Next Generation Scientist" by Zhi Liu, and "untitled" by Elizabeth Tichenor.