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The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has honored four members of its scientific staff with its annual Distinguished Research and Development Awards. The awards are given to honor employees for notable contributions to the Laboratory's research and development mission made over one or more years. Each award is symbolized by an engraved memento and accompanied by a prize of $5,000. Pictured with their engraved mementos are: (from left) physicist Paul O'Connor, recognized for his innovative work in microelectronics; William Marciano, a physicist who has made major contributions to the theory of high energy physics; Stephen Dewey, a neuroanatomist known for his groundbreaking research in developing the tools of an imaging technique called positron emission tomography and for his discovering the positive effects of certain drugs on inhibiting cocaine, nicotine and alcohol addiction; and scientist Arthur Sedlacek, who was recognized for developing a sensitive tool for the remote detection of chemical pollutants and for building a first-class research effort in atmospheric-science and national-security technology at Brookhaven.
NOTE TO LOCAL EDITORS:
Paul O'Connor is a resident of Bellport, NY; William Marciano is a resident of Belle Terre, NY; Stephen Dewey is a resident of Manorville, NY; Arthur Sedlacek is a resident of Rocky Point.