Berkeley Lab
Bringing Science Solutions to the World

The Advanced Light Source is a U.S. Department of Energy scientific user facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Our mission is to advance science for the benefit of society by providing our world-class synchrotron light source capabilities and expertise to a broad scientific community.

Strategies for Reducing Platinum Waste in Fuel Cells

Industry and university researchers used the ALS to explore why the platinum used as a catalyst in hydrogen fuel cells degrades unevenly. The resulting knowledge has enabled the development of simple, effective strategies to reduce the waste of precious catalyst material, lowering the costs associated with a promising green technology. Read more »

2021 Highly Cited Researchers

Clarivate recognizes the true pioneers in their fields over the last decade, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science™. Congratulations to Jinghua Guo, Zahid Hussain, Sung-Kwan Mo, and Wanli Yang! Read more »

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications Open Nov. 1

The ALS’s commitment to recruiting a vibrant, diverse, and talented workforce is paramount to promoting a diverse lab community. To support the next generation of researchers, we have two types of fellowships to fund research at our facility. Applications for the doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships will be accepted November 1–December 1. Read more »

Wanli Yang, RIXS Senior Scientist

Wanli Yang was recently honored as an American Physical Society fellow and is a member of an R&D 100 award-winning team for the second time. He credits his love of physics with a total accident—reading a book he borrowed from a classmate in high school! Read more »

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