Friday, December 7, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of December 2, 2012


Berkeley Lab “In the News” is our weekly review of Lab researchers, staff, and students who have appeared in the news media this past week. This is but a sampling of our coverage. Please note that some links may expire after time.

Car and Driver magazine’s end-of-year list of Most Promising Technologies includes Lab efforts to use Metal-organic Framework Storage materials to store hydrogen for vehicles. (“Not That H2” on the list)

A Dec. 6 CleanTechnica story noted an ARPA-E award to the Lab’s Delia Milliron to create smart windows. A Buildings.com story also noted her recent award along with one given to Philip Haves.

A Dec. 5 Climate Wire story looked at the recent announcement of a battery hub which includes Berkeley Lab. The Lab’s Venkat Srinivasan was quoted, as he was in an earlier EE News story. Similar stories ran on KQED-FM and CleanTechnica.

A Dec. 5 HPC Wire story reported the appointment of the Lab’s John Shalf as NERSC’s CTO.

A Dec. 5 R&D magazine story featured research led by the Lab’s Marc Fischer showing higher than expected concentrations of N2O in California. Fischer also spoke with KQED-FM.

A Dec. 4 Arizona Star story noted new funding for a proposed BigBOSS project involving Berkeley Lab. The Associated Press also covered the announcement.

A Dec. 3 Chemical and Engineering News cover story on making better biofuels quoted the Lab’s Susannah Tringe and Trent Northen.

A Dec. 3 EcoSeed story on solar costs cited recent research by the Lab’s Galen Barbose