Ramakrishnan, Venkatraman, formerly of ORNL's Solid State Division, has received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome. Ramakrishnan was a researcher at ORNL's High Flux Isotope Reactor in the early 1980s and is currently working at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England. He received his Nobel Prize for work in decoding the genetic makeup of human cells.
Markus Eisenbach and colleagues from ORNL, Florida State University and the Institute for Theoretical Physics and Swiss National Supercomputing Center has been awarded the 2009 Gordon Bell Prize from the Association for Computing Machinery. Eisenbach and his colleagues achieved 1.84 thousand trillion calculations per second, or 1.84 petaflops, using a program that analyzes the effect of temperature on magnetic systems. Edoardo Aprà and colleagues from ORNL, Australian National University, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Cray, Inc., were finalists for the award. Aprà's team achieved 1.39 petaflops on Jaguar in a first-principles, quantum mechanical exploration of the energy contained in clusters of water molecules.
David Singh and Jon Kreykes have been named UT-Battelle Corporate Fellows. Singh is a condensed matter theorist who is internationally recognized for his contributions to the methodology for electronic structure calculations and in applications to diverse classes of materials. Kreykes was recognized for his far-reaching accomplishments on national security issues, including nuclear weapons and nuclear materials proliferation.
Johney Green received a 2010 Black Engineer of the Year Special Recognition Award from the Council of Engineering Deans of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazines and Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Julie Ezold has received the Patricia Bryant Leadership Award from U.S. Women in Nuclear. Leon Tolbert, Fang Peng and Miaosen Shen have received the 2009 Transaction Prize Paper Award from the IEEE Power Electronics Society. Hua-Tay Lin has been selected for the 2010 James I. Mueller Memorial Award from the American Ceramic Society. Johney Green, Jamison Daniel and David Erickson received the OASCR Award from the Department of Energy Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, for their computer visualization of seasonal CO2 buildup and reduction in North America.
Raphael Pooser, Ivan Vlassiouk and Zac Ward have been selected to receive ORNL's 2009 Eugene P. Wigner Fellowships. Cory Hauck has received the Alston S. Householder Postdoctoral Fellowship in Scientific Computing. Xianglin Ke has been awarded the Clifford G. Shull Fellowship.
Witold Nazarewicz has been elected to the Executive Committee of the American Physical Society, Division of Nuclear Physics. Amit Goyal has been elected a Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation and received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology. Chris Pickett has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management. Roger E. Stoller has been elected a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society.
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