Sinéad Griffin, has been awarded a 2022 LBNL Director’s Award. She was awarded for Exceptional Early Scientific Career Achievement for “theoretical predictions and discoveries of novel forms of quantum matter ranging from topological and complex ordered phases to new ideas for dark matter detection and quantum sensing and information, and for forging an open, inclusive and innovative research culture.
Since joining the Foundry in 2018, Sinéad has established herself not only as an expert in quantum theory but also as an expert communicator with the ability to connect diverse audiences with complex topics. She has used her skills to foster inclusion both within the local Foundry community and around the world as well. It is clear that this award is well deserved. Please join me in congratulating Sinéad and celebrating her achievement.
Also being recognized is Corie Ralston, who received a Director’s award for societal impact as part of the Structural Biology Team at the ALS for providing synchrotron data to guide vaccine and therapeutic development and to carry out basic virus biology science in response to SARS-CoV-2. The ALS team provided the U.S scientific community with a unique set of six different X-ray methods to probe the virus and its proteins, from high resolution macromolecular crystallography to solution methods and cellular tomography. This work would not have been possible except for the team’s efforts over many years to maximize information content from data and to put into place automated, robust remote, and safe data collection services.