KICP Senior Member Marcela Carena has been named a DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientist Fellow

October 26, 2022

Marcela Carena, KICP Senior Member

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced two national laboratory scientists as DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientist Fellows. This honor, authorized by the America COMPETES Act, is bestowed on national laboratory scientists with outstanding records of achievement. The award provides each Fellow with $1 million over three years to support activities that develop, sustain, and promote scientific and academic excellence in DOE Office of Science research.

The 2022 DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientist Fellows are:

Dr. Marcela Carena of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory – Honored “for leadership and influential contributions to particle physics, including novel theoretical ideas and strategies for HEP experiments related to the Higgs boson, dark matter and electroweak baryogenesis, and promoting Latin American participation in DOE-hosted experiments.”

Dr. Sheng Dai of Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Honored “for pioneering advances in development of functional materials for separation science, energy storage, catalysis, and other energy-related applications and for excellence in leading team science and mentoring the next generation of researchers.”

“The extraordinary work of Dr. Carena and Dr. Dai has pushed forward not only their fields of research but also solutions for some of our nation’s greatest challenges and scientific questions,” said Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, DOE Office of Science Director. “They also embody leadership and mentorship in their work and positions, making science a more welcoming and inclusive place.”

The Office of Science will host a two-part lecture series featuring the 2022 Distinguished Scientist Fellows. The events are open to the public to attend virtually on Zoom. Registration is required.

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