The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced their 2022 Fellows, including the ALS’s Howard Padmore. This lifetime honor, which follows a nomination and review process, recognizes scientists, engineers, and innovators for their distinguished achievements toward the advancement or applications of science.
AAAS, founded in 1848, is the world’s largest general scientific society. The 2022 Fellows class includes 506 scientists, engineers, and innovators spanning 24 scientific disciplines who are being recognized for their scientifically and socially distinguished achievements.
Howard Padmore, a senior scientist at the ALS, was recognized “for distinguished seminal contributions to the technology and scientific application of synchrotron light sources.”
An internationally renowned scientist, Padmore has had a diverse career covering the development and application of techniques in x-ray science using synchrotron x-ray sources and is an expert in x-ray optics. He has also pioneered the application of modern materials science methods to the development of ultra-bright photocathodes, which are at the heart of new x-ray sources such as free electron lasers. With his group, he led the development of a wide range of x-ray beamlines and scientific programs at the ALS, which are now at the core of the scientific program of the facility. He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America (now Optica), the American Physical Society, and a recipient of the 2021 Berkeley Lab Prize.
Read about the other Berkeley Lab fellows in the News Center.