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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.  

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.
February 7, 2020
Alysia Marino Profile Picture
Alysia Marino: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Marino studied the properties of neutrino interactions in water and improved scientists’ understanding of neutrino fluxes generated in beamlines.
January 31, 2020
Ruben Juanes Profile Picture
Ruben Juanes: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Ruben Juanes’ Early Career Award helped develop a program to investigate fundamental mechanisms of fluid-fluid displacement in porous media.
January 17, 2020
Marivi Fernández-Serra Profile Picture
Marivi Fernández-Serra: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Fernández-Serra is improving our understanding of electrically induced chemical reactions in the condensed phase and at the liquid-metal interface.
January 10, 2020
Daniel Bardayan Profile Picture
Daniel Bardayan: Then and Now / Early Career Award Winner
University of Notre Dame professor Daniel Bardayan studies the astrophysical reactions that power stellar explosions and make elements.
January 3, 2020
David Shih Profile Picture
David Shih: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
David Shih and his team have identified a number of new search strategies for supersymmetry which experimentalists are actively pursuing today.
December 20, 2019
Benjamin Monreal Profile Picture
Benjamin Monreal: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Measuring the mass of a neutrino is an international, collaborative effort to develop detection methods and apparatus.
December 12, 2019
Youssef M. Marzouk Profile Picture
Youssef M. Marzouk: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Mathematical methods to quantify uncertainties in computer models are the focus of Youssef Marzouk’s research, funded by his 2010 Early Career Award.
December 6, 2019
Antonino Miceli Profile Picture
Antonino Miceli: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Miceli and his team has a developed a new class of quantum detectors which will greatly expand the accessibility of X-ray spectroscopy.
November 22, 2019
Yuantao Ding Profile Picture
Yuantao Ding: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
At SLAC, Yuantao Ding has developed new techniques to capture snapshot images of nature’s fastest phenomena on the smallest scale.
November 15, 2019
Ivan Bazarov Profile Picture
Ivan Bazarov: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Physicist Ivan Bazarov is making advances in beam quality and brightness at Cornell University’s particle accelerator, the Photoinjector.