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October 2020

The Shield the Bay team worked with health care workers to design their face shield. (Credit: Alameda Health System)

Granderson Helps Design Face Shields for Hospital Staff

With a day job as deputy of research for Building Technology and Urban Systems Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and another full-time job as a parent to a young child, Jessica Granderson still found more time to carve out of her schedule this year to help design face shields for hospital staff.

“Back in March when we were initially confronting our regional surge in COVID-19 cases, a friend of mine from grad school called me up and said we really need to do something to address the PPE [Personal Protective Equipment] shortages,” she said.

Berkeley Lab scientist Adam Weber (left) and postdoc Jessica Luo look at experimental data for membrane conductivity in a fuel cell fabrication lab. (Credit: Marilyn Chung/Berkeley Lab)

Coming Down the Pike: Long-Haul Trucks Powered by Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Hydrogen fuel cells are on the rise: Germany has rolled out hydrogen-powered trains, the San Francisco Bay Area will soon see the nation’s first hydrogen fuel cell ferry, and sales of fuel-cell vehicles are up globally. It’s a technology with the potential to provide a variety of clean energy options, especially in transportation.

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