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.  

July 26, 2021

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Michael S. Arnold: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner

Michael Arnold found new approaches to making graphene nanostructures with smooth edges that will enable next-gen energy and electronics applications.

July 12, 2021

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Zeke Unterberg: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner

Senior research scientist Zeke Unterberg studies ways to optimize the operation and materials for future nuclear fusion reactors.

June 24, 2021

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Mary Dunlop: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner

Mary Dunlop leads a team working to increase the amount of biofuel, produced by microbes, as replacements for gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel.

June 10, 2021

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Sofia Quaglioni: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner

Sofia Quaglioni studies thermonuclear reactions-including the nuclear reactions that power the stars and drive the evolution of our universe.