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.
An Oct. 2 National Geographic story noted a new report showing solar energy price drops and quoted lead author Mark Bolinger. The report first appeared in a lab news release and was also covered by GreenTechMedia, R&D magazine, Fierce Energy, Business Spectator and many others.
On Oct. 2 GreenTechMedia ran a piece written by the Lab’s Ilan Gur and Sebastien Lounis on Cyclotron Road as an incubator for technology.
An Oct.1 KGO-TV story looked at pollution research by Thomas Kirchstetter and Chelsea Preble. The story came after a lab news release brought attention to the project.
An Oct. 1 San Francisco Business Times story looked at the new Kavli Institute for Fundamental Neuroscience, which includes Berkeley Lab as a partner.
An Oct. 1 Wall Street Journal story on the future of autonomous cars included mention of work led by Jeff Greenblatt and Sam Saxena on autonomous taxis. Their work was first reported in a lab news release earlier this year.
An Oct. 1 Chemical Engineering story looked at research on ionic liquids led by Blake Simmons, and mentioning the Joint BioEnergy Institute and the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit.
A Sept. 30 China Daily story covered Peidong Yang’s MacArthur Fellow award.
A Sept. 29 Desert Sun story on challenges to rooftop solar installations quoted Andrew Satchwell.
A Sept. 28 Triple Pundit story on Google pollution sensors noted that some of the research was done at Berkeley Lab, led by Lara Gundel.
A Sept. 28 Fortune magazine story looked at one of the success stories coming from the lab’s Cyclotron Road incubator effort.
A Sept. 28 EE Times story featured work on a 2D atomic thin semiconductor led by Peidong Yang. CleanTechnica also covered the work. The story appeared after a lab news release on the research.
The fall issue of HP Matter includes two stories mentioning Berkeley Lab research. One focuses on work supported by ARPA-E, including a biofuels project led by Harry Beller, and a second story on lithium-ion batteries and connectivity to the grid, quoting Sam Saxena.
The latest issue of Discover magazine includes a look into the history, and future, of accelerators and mentions Ernest Lawrence, Wim Leemans and Hitoshi Murayama.
A Sept. 28 Daily Cal story looked at a new drought study involving the Joint Genome Institute’s Chia-Lin Wei and Devin Coleman-Derr.
A Sept. 26 Bakersfield Californian story on California efforts to reduce gasoline usage quoted Jeffrey Greenblatt.