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The DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program provides an annual funding opportunity for researchers in universities and DOE national laboratories. Established in 2010, this program supports the individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by the DOE Office of Science: Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), Biological and Environmental Research (BER), Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES), High Energy Physics (HEP), and Nuclear Physics (NP). You can find more information here.  

February 4, 2021
Timothy Bertram Profile Picture
Timothy Bertram: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner
Timothy Bertram is studying how atmospheric chemistry regulates the concentrations of air pollutants, greenhouse gases, and aerosol particles.
January 11, 2021
Suzanne E. Lapi Profile Picture
Suzanne E. Lapi: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner
Suzanne Lapi heads a research group focused on the radiochemistry and development of production techniques of isotopes for medical imaging and therapy
January 4, 2021
Ryan Hayward Profile Picture
Ryan Hayward: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner
Ryan Hayward studies organic polymers and molecules that conduct electricity.
December 30, 2020
Daniel Fredrickson Profile Picture
Daniel Fredrickson: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Daniel Frederickson studies metallics to develop strategies for creating materials able to merge different functional domains at the nanometer scale.
December 18, 2020
Jeffrey Newman Profile Picture
Jeffrey Newman: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Jeffrey Newman is improving methods for determining the distances to the stars, for ongoing and future dark energy experiments.
December 11, 2020
Nate McDowell Profile Picture
Nate McDowell: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Nate McDowell studies tree life and death during droughts, showing how vegetation death plays a major role in the global carbon cycle.
November 20, 2020
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Christopher Mauger: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
U of Pennsylvania physics professor Christopher Mauger measures neutrino properties, investigating the transformation of neutrinos between types.
November 6, 2020
Christian Bauer Profile Picture
Christian Bauer: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Large data sets require software specifically written to increase precision. Christian Bauer develops that software for new physics discoveries.
October 23, 2020
Matt Law Profile Picture
Matt Law: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Producing lead selenide quantum dot films by atomic layer deposition is paving the way to new applications in nanoscale materials.
October 2, 2020
Patrick Huber Profile Picture
Patrick Huber: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Virginia Tech’s Patrick Huber is modeling reactor neutrino fluxes, improving our understanding of neutrino properties and their role in the cosmos.
September 11, 2020
Kalyan R. Perumalla Profile Picture
Kalyan R. Perumalla: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Perumalla’s work on reversible computing is overcoming challenges in exascale computing.
August 21, 2020
Martin Centurion Profile Picture
Martin Centurion: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Martin Centurion is capturing images of molecules in real time, on a timescale of less than a trillionth of a second.
August 14, 2020
Victoria Orphan Profile Picture
Victoria Orphan: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Studying microorganisms from extreme environments is leading to new, multi-disciplinary approaches towards understanding microbial symbiosis.
June 19, 2020
Athena Safa Sefat Profile Picture
Athena Safa Sefat: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Athena Safa Sefat focuses on superconductors to understand the design of quantum materials, to predict the next generation of materials.
June 5, 2020
Evgenya Simakov Profile Picture
Evgenya Simakov: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Her Early Career Award allowed Evgenya Simakov to focus on understanding how to reduce undesirable states that can disrupt accelerator beams.
May 22, 2020
Jean Paul Allain Profile Picture
Jean Paul Allain: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Jean Paul Allain is integrating nanotechnology and materials science to help identify new designs for materials for use in fusion devices.
May 15, 2020
Jonathan Schilling Profile Picture
Jonathan Schilling: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Jonathan Schilling is studying the enzymatic mechanisms used by Postia placenta, a brown rot fungus to degrade woody biomass.
May 8, 2020
Delia Milliron Profile Picture
Delia Milliron: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
University of Texas professor Delia Milliron studies nanocomposite thin films with electrochromic properties, controlling light passage.
May 1, 2020
Rupak Mahapatra Profile Picture
Rupak Mahapatra: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Dark matter research requires large, sensitive detectors; Rupak Mahapatra helps to develop Texas A&M’s ton-scale, cryogenic semiconductor detectors.
April 24, 2020
Eric Potma Profile Picture
Eric Potma: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
University of California, Irvine’s Eric Potma has developed a method and device for observing electrons on the femtosecond time scale.
April 17, 2020
Timothy M. VanReken Profile Picture
Timothy M. VanReken: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
VanReken’s Early Career Award allowed him to study how plants under stress release chemicals that can have an impact on how the atmosphere behaves.
March 13, 2020
Tsuyoshi Tajima Profile Picture
Tsuyoshi Tajima: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winners
Tsuyoshi Tajima at Los Alamos National Lab is investigating the promising potential of MgB2 to coat particle accelerator components.
March 6, 2020
John Kitchin Profile Picture
John Kitchin: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
John Kitchin’s Early Career Award made possible research that identified a cheap and efficient material for splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen.
February 28, 2020
Stanislav Boldyrev Profile Picture
Stanislav Boldyrev: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Stanislav Boldyrev studies magnetized-plasma turbulence, analyzing lengths from a few centimeters in the lab to thousands of light years in astronomy.
February 20, 2020
Arthi Jayaraman Profile Picture
Arthi Jayaraman: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Computational approaches enables Arthi Jayaraman to make valuable predictions that guide experiments and accelerate innovation in material sciences.