Nominations for the 2019 ALS User Meeting Awards are now closed. We look forward to announcing the winners in October!
A limited number of student travel awards to attend the entire User Meeting and student registration waivers to attend only the Light Sources 101 tutorial are still available. Please apply here.
Each year during the ALS User Meeting, the Users’ Executive Committee (UEC) recognizes outstanding scientific research, technical achievements, and user support through the ALS User Meeting Awards. Everyone (students, postdocs, professors, staff) is invited to submit a nomination.
Descriptions of the awards are provided below. For more information, contact the UEC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David A. Shirley Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement at the ALS
Recognize the ALS-based science of a fellow user or colleague. David Shirley was a Professor of Chemistry at UC Berkeley and Director of LBNL from 1980 to 1989, and was instrumental in having the Advanced Light Source built. He is now retired from the lab.
Klaus Halbach Award for Innovative Instrumentation at the ALS
Nominate the person or team who designed and built the instruments that enable your research. Klaus Halbach was a senior staff scientist at LBNL who pioneered the development of undulators using permanent magnets, and other innovations in accelerator physics. Even though he retired from LBNL in 1991, he remained active in lab projects and student training until his death in 2000.
Tim Renner User Services Award for Outstanding Support to the ALS User Community
Nominate a particularly helpful staff member who made your experience at the ALS better. Tim Renner was a beamline scientist at the ALS who died at an early age, and who during his career touched everyone that knew him with his caring attitude to others and his larger-than-life personality. This award recognizes the services of others across the ALS organization who, like Tim, have made outstanding contributions to the ALS user community.
Additionally students presenting in the poster session at the User Meeting are eligible for the Neville Smith Student Poster Award, named after the former Scientific Director for the ALS (1994–2006). See Posters for more information.