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December 2013

Three Foundry Scientists Receive 2014 Lab Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Awards

Director Alivisatos has announced the awards for the FY2014 Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program. A total of about $22.1 million was allocated for 77 projects, which primarily focus on fundamental science and translational research in energy science and technology applications, address the use of large-scale computation and data science, and aid in the development of a biological manufacturing capability to create advanced energy sources, chemicals, and materials. 

Molecular Foundry Staff Scientists, Alex Weber-Bargioni, Caroline Ajo-Franklin and Brett Helms, were included among those receiving LDRD funds. Weber-Bargioni, from the Imaging and Manipulation of Nanostructures Facility, was awarded an LDRD for his project Exciton Visualization and Engineering in Organic Materials for Energy Conversion. Ajo-Franklin, from the Biological Nanostructures Facility, received funds for her project on Probing Dynamics of Electron Transfer for Microbial-based Energy Interconversion. Helms, from theOrganic and Macromolecular Synthesis Facility, was awarded an LDRD for his project on Responsive Nanoparticle Assemblies.

Read the full Berkeley Lab press release.