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New award recognizes postdoctoral contributions
(Reprinted from the Los Alamos Newsletter)

by Judy Goldie

Jackie Kipliger of Structural Inorganic Chemistry (C-SIC) and Eddy Timmermans of Atomic and Optical Theory (T-4) are the first individual winners of the Postdoctoral Distinguished Performance Awards, announced recently by William Press, deputy director for science and technology. Jennifer Hollingsworth and Alexandre Mikhailovski, both of Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (C-PCS), garnered the small team award.

The PDPA recognizes outstanding and unique contributions by Lab postdocs that result in a positive and significant impact on the Laboratory's programmatic or organizational efforts or status in the scientific community.

Kiplinger is recognized for her work in elucidating the nature of metal-ligand multiple bonds in actinide complexes. Timmermans is honored for his work in superfluid behavior in Fermi gasses. The team of Hollingsworth and Mikhailovski is recognized for its work in the area of synthetic chemistry of nanoscale semiconductor particles and work on optical characterization of those nanoparticles using spectroscopic methods, including ultrafast and near-field optical spectroscopies.

The call for nominations for the first Postdoctoral Distinguished Performance Awards, which include a certificate or plaque and a monetary prize, went out from Director John Browne late last fall. All Laboratory postdocs were eligible, upon nomination by a Lab manager, supervisor, mentor or peer.

A committee of six technical staff members, chaired by David Forslund (CCS-1), reviewed the nominations and made recommendations to Browne who then made the final decisions.

An awards banquet was held in April. All the winners also will have the opportunity to present their work during a Laboratory colloquium later this spring.


The team of Jennifer Hollingsworth and Alexandre Mikhailovski received the Distinguished Postdoctoral Performance award for its work in the area of synthetic chemistry of nanoscale semiconductor particles and work on optical characteri-zation of those nanoparticles using spectroscopic methods, including ultrafast and near-field optical spectroscopies.

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Jackie Kiplinger is recognized for her work in elucidating the nature of metal-ligand multiple bonds in actinide complexes.

       

 
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