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2017 Awards

The University of California is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 UC Laboratory Fees Research Program competition.

UC Multicampus-National Lab Collaborative Research and Training Awards

Four proposals, totaling more than $13.5 million over three years, were awarded in three targeted areas of research intended to leverage UC-national lab synergy: biological applications of advanced computing, high energy density science and mesoscale materials science. Collaborations represent genuine engagement among faculty, laboratory scientists and students across all 10 campuses and Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories.

CENTER FOR FRONTIERS IN HIGH ENERGY DENSITY SCIENCE

  • Lead Principal Investigator: Farhat Beg, Ph.D., UC San Diego
  • Collaborating Sites: Berkeley, Davis, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Cruz, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos

DESIGNER MESOSCALE QUANTUM DOT SOLIDS

  • Lead Principal Investigator: Matthew Law, Ph.D., UC Irvine
  • Collaborating Sites: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, San Diego, Los Alamos

Macromolecular Movements by Simulation and Diffuse Scatter

  • Lead Principal Investigator: James Fraser, Ph.D., UC San Francisco
  • Collaborating Sites: Irvine, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Alamos

Mesoscopic 2D Materials: Many-body Interactions & Applications

  • Lead Principal Investigator: Chee Wei Wong, Sc.D., UC Los Angeles
  • Collaborating Sites: Berkeley, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara, Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos

UC-NATIONAL LAB IN-RESIDENCE GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

Four UC students were selected from among a highly competitive pool of applicants as the inaugural recipients of In-Residence Graduate Fellowships. These Fellows will have the unique opportunity to conduct research and receive training at either Lawrence Livermore or Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Shane Kelly, UC Riverside (Los Alamos)
    Project Title: Strongly Coupled Atomtronics
  • Ren Liu, UC San Diego (Los Alamos)
    Project Title: Multi-Modal Nanoscale Cellular Probes
  • Julie Soderlind, UC Davis (Lawrence Livermore)
    Project Title: Magnesium Scaffolds for Biomedical Implant Applications
  • James Stinecipher, UC Merced (Lawrence Livermore)
    Project Title: Modeling Tropical Carbon Fluxes via Carbonyl Sulfide Uptake