ETA Shines in 2017 Achievement Awards

ETA Shines in 2017 Achievement Awards

October 16, 2017

A number of ETA staff were recognized recently in the 2017 Director's Awards, a program that salutes the significant achievements of Lab employees. Each year, the awards are given for accomplishments, leadership, collaboration, multi-disciplinary science, cross-divisional projects and commitment to excellence in support of the Lab's mission and strategic goals.

Awardees include:

  • Berkeley Lab Citation - Mary Sidney

    Sidney served as Operations Manager for ETA. The citation is for extraordinary achievements in broad categories of science and operations, with special focus on service to the Lab and/or the DOE National Lab complex.

  • Safety - Ari Harding

    Harding is Operations Manager for FLEXLAB® and the award is for achievement, leadership, and promoting a safety culture at the Lab.

  • Societal Impact - The Industrial Applications Team, including:

    Bunmi Adesola - Program Manager, Building & Industrial Applications Department, High Tech & Industrial Systems Group
    Arian Aghajanzadeh - Scientific Engineering Associate, Building & Industrial Applications Department
    Jingjing Liu, Program Manager, Building & Industrial Applications Department
    Bill Miller, Program Manager, Building & Industrial Applications Department, High Tech & Industrial Systems Group
    Prakash Rao, Principal Scientific Engineering Associate, Building & Industrial Applications Department
    Paul Sheaffer, Program Manager, Building & Industrial Applications Department, High Tech & Industrial Systems Group
    Peter Therkelsen, Mechanical Research Scientist/Engineer, Building & Industrial Applications Department, High Tech & Industrial Systems Group
    Vestal Tutterow, Program Manager, Building & Industrial Applications Department
    Christine Wu, Program Manager, Building & Industrial Applications Department

    The group was recognized for their research on ISO 50001.

  • Technology Transfer - Samveg Saxena

    Samveg Saxena's award is for transitioning his software from the world of grid research to a consumer app that encourages EV and other fuel-efficient car purchases.

  • Technology Transfer - The Retro-commissioning Sensor Suitcase Commercialization Team:

    Samuel Fernandes - Program Manager, Whole Building Systems Department, Commercial Building Systems Group
    Jessica Granderson - Mechanical Staff Scientist/Engineer, Whole Building Systems Department, Commercial Building Systems Group
    Guanjing Lin - Senior Scientific Engineering Associate, Whole Building Systems Department, Commercial Building Systems Group
    Robin Mitchell - Staff Software Developer, Building Technology Department, Windows & Envelope Materials Group

    The group was recognized for their exceptional achievement in Technology Transfer.

About the Awards

The Director's Awards program recognizes significant achievements of Lab employees. Each year, these awards are given for accomplishments, leadership, collaboration, multi-disciplinary science, cross-divisional projects, and commitment to excellence in support of the Lab's mission and strategic goals.

Each year, Berkeley Lab employees submit nominations of individuals and teams, which are then reviewed by a Lab-wide Director's Awards committee.

The Lab-wide Recognition Committee is comprised of at least two representatives from each Scientific Area, three from the Operations Area, two from the Lab Directorate, the Chief Human Resources Office and one each from the Lab Diversity and Inclusion Council.

Karyn Houston