Friday, April 8, 2011

Research Insights: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Q: What are the core research areas at your laboratory? What are the prospects for federal funding for these areas through FY 2012? Describe any opportunities for collaborations or partnerships with other government labs, academia, or industry to advance this research.

Paul Alivisatos, Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab is an incubator for ideas, innovations, and products that help society and explain how the universe works. The Lab specializes in research in renewable energy sources such as biofuels and artificial photosynthesis; energy efficiency at home, at work, and around the world; the ability to observe, probe, and assemble materials atom by atom; climate change research, environmental science, and the growing connections between them; the chemistry and physics of matter and force in the universe—from the infinite to the infinitesimal; computational science and advanced networking to enable discovery and remote collaborations; and biological sciences for human health and energy research. More>