By sharing American customs, traditions, and helping our international employees, visitors, and family members, the Lab’s English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) program has helped hundreds of international employees, visitors, and family members understand the English language and American customs.
Aleksey Bolotnikov is one of the most highly regarded mentors at Brookhaven National Laboratory, where he works in the Radiation Detector and Nonproliferation R&D Group in the Nonproliferation and National Security Department.
In his nearly 50 years at Brookhaven Lab, David Diamond’s focus has been nuclear safety, initially as a nuclear engineer concerned with the nuts and bolts of the reactors used for power and research, and currently on regulatory issues.
Materials scientist Lihua Zhang oversees two transmission electron microscopes (TEMs) at the CFN: the JEOL JEM-2100F, a workhorse instrument for high-resolution analytical structural characterization, and the Hitachi HD2700C, a dedicated scanning TEM for resolving chemical and electronic information from nanomaterials.
Although her graduate work was in nanoparticles, Alesha Harris joined Brookhaven National Laboratory as an Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate–Transformation (AGEP-T) postdoc working with Minfang Yeh, who leads the neutrino and nuclear chemistry group.
After earning his master’s and Ph.D. in physical chemistry at Stony Brook University, Robert Palomino is now one of Brookhaven Lab’s new postdocs in the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate–Transformation program, working at the Lab’s new National Synchrotron Light Source II to analyze the structure and other properties of catalysts.
As head of the International Safeguards Project Office at Brookhaven National Laboratory for more than 10 years, Susan Pepper has worked extensively with the International Atomic Energy Agency to provide their Department of Safeguards with the tools it needs to track nuclear material under the terms of the United Nations’ Nonproliferation Treaty.
Christel Colón, a senior human resources manager in the Lab’s Human Resources Directorate, had a great reason to celebrate recently when she was inducted as president of the Long Island Chapter of the Society of Human Resources Management. Colón is one of Brookhaven’s human resources professionals overseeing the Lab’s workforce planning.
Larry McLerran's decades-long quest to make sense of the laws governing the Universe's most basic building blocks has taken him from the United States' West Coast to its East, and even as far as China. Now, the American Physical Society is recognizing him for outstanding lifetime achievements in nuclear physics theory.
Darío Arena, a physicist in Brookhaven Lab's Photon Sciences Directorate, was awarded tenure for his achievements in the field of spin ordering and dynamics in condensed matter systems and complex magnets, and for his development of related scientific programs at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) and NSLS-II beamlines.
Michael Begel of the Physics Department was granted tenure based on his notable contributions to particle physics through the analysis of data from the ATLAS experiment, and his corresponding leadership in applying these data to tests of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) in high-energy collisions and the search for supersymmetry (SUSY) at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
Oleg Chubar, a physicist in the Photon Sciences Directorate, was awarded tenure based on his achievements in the field of synchrotron radiation science and technology, particularly in the area of synchrotron source calculations and wave optical simulations.
Gianluigi De Geronimo, an electrical engineer in Brookhaven Lab's Instrumentation Division, was awarded tenure for developing state-of-the-art microelectronics that have become transformational by enabling new concepts in detectors used by collaborators at the Lab, and in academia and industry.
Kenneth Evans-Lutterodt, a physicist in the Photon Sciences Directorate, was awarded tenure for his research and leadership in the field of x-ray physics, particularly in the development of novel x-ray optics and coherence measurements and applications.
Physicist Taku Izubuchi of Brookhaven Lab's Physics Department has been awarded tenure for his pioneering accomplishments and leadership contributions in computational approaches to the study of QCD—the theory that describes subatomic quarks, gluons, and their interactions inside protons, neutrons, and mesons. His "lattice gauge formulations," which break these complex physics problems into solvable pieces, have resulted in significant advances in theoretical calculations that enable fundamental measurements in particle physics.
Leonard Mausner of Brookhaven Lab's Collider-Accelerator Department was awarded tenure for his creative contributions to developing and producing medical radioisotopes. He was also recognized for his leadership in improving and overseeing operations for the Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer facility and the associated Target Processing Laboratory.
Accelerator physicist Masahiro Okamura of Brookhaven Lab's Collider-Accelerator Department was awarded tenure for his significant contributions to the Laboratory's mission of designing, constructing, and operating complex research facilities, in particular the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL).
Igor Pogorelsky, a physicist at Brookhaven Lab's Accelerator Test Facility (ATF), was awarded tenure for his significant achievements in accelerator science and his strong contribution to establishing the ATF as a leading U.S. user facility for advanced accelerator research and development.
Physicist George Redlinger of Brookhaven Lab's Nuclear and Particle Physics Directorate was awarded tenure for his significant contributions to particle physics, particularly through recent analysis of data from the LHC. Redlinger helps lead an international collaboration seeking SUSY—one of the most theoretically compelling extensions of the Standard Model—at the LHC's ATLAS experiment.
Jorg Schwender, a biochemist in the Lab's Biosciences Department, received tenure for his creative research to advance fundamental understandings of central carbon metabolism in plants—particularly for research on plant seed oil synthesis with integrated experimental and modeling approaches that involve isotope labeling, metabolic flux analysis, and computational modeling and simulation of metabolic networks. This research provides fundamental knowledge of biochemical processes that is important for developing and optimizing plants for renewable biofuels.
Physicist Yun Luo of Brookhaven Lab's Collider-Accelerator Department was granted tenure for his contributions in designing, constructing, and operating complex user facilities, and his overall contributions to accelerator science.
After completing an on-site training course offered by the BERA Amateur Radio Club, 22 new “hams” at Brookhaven Lab are licensed to navigate radio waves for communicating with other amateur radio operators across town or even aboard the International Space Station.
Marshall Newton of Brookhaven Lab’s Chemistry Department was among 164 people—including U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, filmmaker Ken Burns, actor Sally Field, and musician Herbie Hancock—inducted into the 233-year-old American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Oct. 12.
Suresh Srivastava, a longtime researcher at Brookhaven Lab and pioneer in developing personalized medicine, is the new president-elect of the World Association of Radiopharmaceutical Molecular Therapy.
When Julius Makra came to New York by boat from his native country of Hungary in the years before World War I, he had no idea that his employment at the Camp Upton Army base on Long Island would set into motion what may be BNL’s longest running lineage.
In 1804, Lewis and Clark set out to explore more than two million square kilometers of land west of the Mississippi River. Now in 2012, Percy Zahl of Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) is exploring the surface of materials measured in billionths of a meter — with atomic-scale, pinpointed accuracy.
Plant biologist Ben Babst has seen things that no one else has ever seen before. Working with an imaging technique more commonly used to diagnose cancer and study brain activity, Babst’s investigations show much promise toward enhancing plants’ abilities to make substances for biofuels that could someday power vehicles, homes and industry.
Taku Izubuchi, Chulwoo Jung, Christoph Lehner, and Amarjit Soni of Brookhaven and the RIKEN-BNL Research Center were recognized at the 30th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory for work in providing evidence of asymmetry in the universe — why there is more matter than antimatter.
Magnets are essential components for advanced applications from cloud computing to medical imaging. Join Darío Arena for the 478th Brookhaven Lecture, “A New Spin on Magnets: Using X-Rays to Explore Novel Magnetic Materials,” in Berkner Hall on Thursday, May 24, at 4 p.m.
Darío Arena, a scientist at Brookhaven Lab’s National Synchrotron Light Source, explains his work probing the magnetic characteristics of compounds and alloys that advance technological applications from cloud computing to medical imaging.
Christopher Cacace and Stephen Musolino of the Lab’s Nonproliferation and National Security Department recently received accolades from Associate Administrator for Emergency Operations Joseph J. Krol for their assistance and relief work following the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
Ask Amy Nunziata about the Lab site and she’ll tell you about the deer, turkeys, and 350 buildings. As the new Deputy Assistant Laboratory Director for Facilities & Operations, those buildings are her real focus.
Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) has granted tenure to 10 BNL scientists. The newly tenured scientists will be featured in the coming weeks. Today, find out about the contributions of the Biology Department’s Chang-Jun Liu and the Physics Department’s Paul Sorensen.
Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) has granted tenure to 10 BNL scientists. The newly tenured scientists will be featured in the coming weeks. Today, find out about the contributions of the Sustainable Energy Technologies Department’s Jason Graetz and the Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science Department’s Qiang Li.
With 22 years of leadership development experience under her belt, Maggie Sullivan has arrived at Brookhaven National Laboratory at an opportune time. As the new learning and development manager in human resources, she’s in a position to help the Lab’s current leadership team do its job more effectively.
The achievements of the five winners of BNL’s 2011 Engineering Award — Dennis Danseglio, Modernization Project Office; Thomas Joos, Photon Sciences Directorate; Wing Louie, Photon Sciences; Chien-Ih Pai, Collider Accelerator Department; and Nikolaos Simos, Photon Sciences and Energy Sciences & Technology Department — are summarized here. Articles on the six winners of the 2011 Science & Technology Award were posted on July 20 and the five Brookhaven Award winners on August 2.
The achievements of the five winners of BNL’s 2011 Brookhaven Award — Noel Blackburn, Office of Educational Programs; Cathleen Lavelle, Photon Sciences Directorate; Paul Ribaudo, Photon Sciences and Superconducting Magnet Division; Dennis Ryan, Radiological Control Division; and Scott Seberg, Collider-Accelerator Department — are summarized here. Articles on the six winners of the 2011 Science & Technology Award were posted on July 20; the five Engineering Awardees will be featured in the near future.
Kathy Walker’s career at BNL began quite by accident. Her car broke down near the Lab, and she got help to fix it from the gas station on site. After seeing the Lab site for the first time, she thought it might be a good place to work.
Riverhead’s music scene will liven up on two weekends this month, when the Broadway musical Mame! will be performed by members of the Riverhead Faculty Community Theater (RFCT) at Riverhead High School on November 14, 21, and 22 at 8 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 15.
Brookhaven’s Joanna Fowler was featured during the month of May on the homepage of DOE’s Information Bridge. Maintained by the Office of Scientific & Technical Information (OSTI), this is a website through which the public has access to DOE’s full-text documents and bibliographic citations.
Barbara Bosshard loves babies. Working in the infant center at BNL’s Child Development Center (CDC) for the past 18 years, she has been caring for the Lab’s youngest family members, first as an assistant and then, since 1999, as supervisor of the infant center. Bosshard retires on June 5.
For 30 years Keith Lewin has researched climate change by day, then gone home to answer ambulance calls on nights and weekends. As a volunteer, he has responded to more than 4,000 emergencies, including hundreds of car accidents and heart attacks, and has even helped deliver a few babies.
When Ron Kim graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School nearly four years ago, he planned to major in biology. Now a senior undergraduate psychology student and a member of the Psychology Department's honors thesis program at Stony Brook University.
When John Heiser was a teenager growing up in Seaford, his backyard adjoined a wetlands filled with frogs, snapping turtles, and garter snakes, and the Environmental Sciences Department researcher began what has been a lifelong love affair with reptiles.
Brookhaven research associate and new Bellport Mayor David Pate is known to rise to a challenge. Whether installing feed-throughs for the ATLAS detector at CERN in Switzerland, or helping to set up the e-cooling facility here at RHIC, he has often been presented with just an empty building.
As a technology architect in the Collider-Accelerator Department's Computer Controls Group, Roger A. Katz is the systems administrator for the Collider Controls computer network. But during his leisure time, he can often be found either at a science fiction conference or at a school board meeting.
Stephanie Majewski will need much more than a carry-on as she packs for her next trip. As she prepares to live and work in Switzerland for a year, Majewski, a postdoctoral researcher in Brookhaven's Physics Department, is steadily crossing items off a massive checklist.
Despite his calm demeanor, Xavier Driver, a BNL Office of Educational Programs summer student, keeps himself busy. When he's not studying biology, the student at Fort Berthold Community College plays bass in a thrash metal band — a high-speed, aggressive subgenre of heavy metal music — and writes comics with a friend.
In the world of technology staying up to date with the latest developments can be difficult. For example, learning the .NET Framework, Microsoft's latest software development platform, can be a daunting task. Dan Love, a software developer in the ITD is here to help.
Thomas Russo works to keep RHIC running efficiently during workdays. But during many evenings and weekends he can be found in the back of an ambulance, administering medical care that may save the lives of seriously injured or sick people.
In his leisure time, accelerator physicist Todd Satogata can sometimes be found playing guitar or hanging out at Mama Lisa - a local pizza place in Mastic - with 15-year-old Gary Luisi. Satogata is officially Gary's "Big" in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island.
C-AD's Kerry Mirabella works mostly at her desk at the Lab. But on certain vacation days, she can be found building homes. Kerry is a volunteer for Women Build, a Habitat for Humanity program that enables women and girls to make a difference in their communities by building homes for families who need a helping hand.
Mei Bai, a physicist in the Collider-Accelerator Department, is used to a fast-paced, high-tech world working at RHIC. While on vacation this summer, she learned about a completely different way of life. Through an organization called Global Crossing Road, Bai volunteered to teach children at an orphanage in Mlolongo, Kenya.