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EMSL’s bi-monthly newsletter: The Molecular Bond
Released: April 23, 2015
In this issue, features on EMSL’s soil organic matter research and Special Science Call projects; articles about royalties from analytical innovations, a postdoctoral position, brown carbon studies, and honors; and science highlights. Read these stories and more in the latest issue of The Molecular Bond.
Nontoxic solution could cut water use for enhanced geothermal systems
Released: April 17, 2015
Scientists used EMSL resources to study a new environmentally friendly reservoir stimulation fluid developed at PNNL. The fluid improves geothermal power production and could reduce the amount of water needed for enhanced geothermal systems.
Exploring advanced batteries and catalysis research
Released: April 16, 2015
Titled “Integration 2015: Energy Materials and Processes for Advanced Batteries and Catalysis,” EMSL’s annual meeting will be Sept. 15-17. This year’s meeting focuses on advanced batteries and catalysis research at the molecular level and is open to users and non-users.
Advances enhance performance of mass spectrometers
Released: April 06, 2015
A suite of analytical innovations used to detect and measure very low levels of compounds and elements has topped $10 million in licensing income for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and its operator Battelle. The technologies were developed at PNNL and EMSL.
Applications accepted until May 19
Released: April 01, 2015
EMSL is accepting applications through May 19 for its Terrestrial and Subsurface Ecosystems Postdoctoral Appointment. The fellowship is open to high-performing recently graduated Ph.D. scientists interested in conducting integrated experimental and modeling research in belowground terrestrial carbon cycle processes.
Identifies gaps to be filled to quantify brown carbon's impact on environment, climate
Released: March 19, 2015
Brown carbon is an important contributor to air pollution and climate change. A recently published comprehensive review article focusing on atmospheric chemistry of this aerosol paves the way for more accurate climate models as well as strategies to curb negative effects.
Developing an authoritative collection of soil science articles
Released: March 17, 2015
Nancy Hess is a member of the editorial advisory board for the third edition of the Encyclopedia of Soil Science. She will help in the development of the reference book by suggesting articles and authors, and reviewing submissions.
M. T. Thomas Award call for applications now open
Released: March 12, 2015
Nominations are due April 30 for the M. T. Thomas Award acknowledging outstanding accomplishments by postdoctoral fellows who conducted their research at EMSL.
Enhancing mesoscale computational capabilities in NWChem
Released: March 10, 2015
EMSL has chosen Computational Scientist Jacek Jakowski of JICS and NICS as a 2015 EMSL Wiley Visiting Scientist. He will work with EMSL scientists to develop density functional tight binding in NWChem open-source software.
Study looks at phosphorous cycling in Chesapeake Bay
Released: February 24, 2015
Findings by a team of scientists, including two from EMSL, studying phosphorous cycling in the Chesapeake Bay are published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.
Join us March 4 at 10 a.m. PST
Released: February 24, 2015
If you’re interested in submitting a letter of intent or learning more about the DOE JGI-EMSL Collaborative Science Initiative Call for Proposals, don’t miss the LIVE Google+ Hangout on March 4.
EMSL’s bi-monthly newsletter: The Molecular Bond
Released: February 18, 2015
In this issue, a feature about research on the catalytic properties of zeolites being done at EMSL, the call for fiscal year 2016 proposals, 12 tips for a successful user proposal, EMSL named an Intel® Parallel Computing Center and science highlights. Read these stories and more in the latest issue of The Molecular Bond.
New high resolution mass accuracy MS capability closer to first output
Released: February 17, 2015
EMSL’s new 21 Tesla mass spectrometer is at its full magnetic field strength. When fully operational the system will allow new discoveries in advanced biofuels, microbial community dynamics, environmental organic matter analysis and aerosol characterization.
Three members re-elected, three new members added
Released: February 03, 2015
Committee chairs have announced the EMSL User Executive Committee’s election results. The UEC represents the needs and views of the users to the EMSL director.
SALVI allows analysis of liquid surfaces and liquid-solid interfaces
Released: February 02, 2015
A team of scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory working at EMSL received a 2015 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award for SALVI, short for System for Analysis at the Liquid Vacuum Interface. The device allows solid-liquid interface observation while imaging with mass spectrometers or scanning electron microscopes.
Project goal to modernize NWChem
Released: January 23, 2015
Intel recently named EMSL an Intel® Parallel Computing Center. As an Intel® PCC, EMSL’s scientific computing team will work with Intel to modernize the codes of NWChem to take advantage of technological advancements in computers.
A dozen ways to stand out in a competitive process
Released: January 22, 2015
EMSL’s call for fiscal year 2016 proposals opened Jan. 7. As access to EMSL capabilities becomes more competitive, it’s important to make sure your submission stands out. Here are 12 suggestions to improve your proposal.  
He is being honored for his research and capability development
Released: January 16, 2015
The American Physical Society Council has elected EMSL’s Don Baer a 2015 Division of Chemical Physics Fellow for his exceptional contributions to physics. He will be honored at the division meeting in March.
He brings a research focus in biology and biogeochemistry
Released: January 14, 2015
John Cliff has joined EMSL as a lead scientist and steward of the NanoSIMS. His duties include development and implementation of techniques for chemical imaging and isotopic characterizations of environmental samples using secondary ion mass spectrometry.  
Scientific collaboration at EMSL featured in local newspaper
Released: January 12, 2015
PNNL Director Mike Kluse highlights EMSL’s commitment to scientific collaboration to drive innovation in biology, energy, environment and national security research in a recent newspaper column.
EMSL’s bi-monthly newsletter: The Molecular Bond
Released: December 23, 2014
In this issue, a feature on research being done in EMSL’s Radiochemistry Annex; articles on Don Baer being named AVS trustee, Galya Orr joining an editorial advisory board and arrival of the 21-T mass spec magnet; and science highlights. Read these stories and more in the latest issue of The Molecular Bond.
Application date extended to Dec. 28
Released: December 07, 2014
EMSL is accepting applications for the 2015 Terrestrial and Subsurface Ecosystems Postdoctoral Appointment through Dec. 28. The fellowship is open to high-performing newly graduated, junior Ph.D. scientists interested in improving the representation of terrestrial ecosystem processes in Earth system models.
For a new high resolution mass accuracy MS capability
Released: December 01, 2014
Researchers will soon be able to have the highest clarity molecular characterization of complex systems with the arrival of the magnet for EMSL’s new 21 Tesla mass spectrometer. The magnet weighs 22 tons.
She joins an esteemed international group of scientists
Released: November 17, 2014
EMSL Senior Research Scientist and Capability Lead Galya Orr has been selected to be on the editorial advisory board of Chemical Research in Toxicology, a peer-reviewed journal that publishes research on the chemical basis of toxic responses.
A new member of the society’s Scholarship and Awards Committee
Released: November 13, 2014
AVS membership has elected EMSL Science Theme Lead Don Baer a trustee on the society’s Scholarship and Awards Committee.
Applications now due by Nov. 14
Released: November 03, 2014
EMSL has extended the deadline for submitting applications for the 2015 William Wiley Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship through Nov. 14. The fellowship is open to high-performing newly graduated, junior Ph.D. scientists who have the potential to become full-time scientific staff at EMSL.
EMSL’s bi-monthly newsletter: The Molecular Bond
Released: October 24, 2014
In this issue, a feature on the current state and future of molecular science computing at EMSL; news releases on bio-fuel production and a new semiconducting material; articles on the release of NWChem 6.5 and EMSL’s redesigned website; and science highlights. Read these stories and more in the latest issue of The Molecular Bond.
Devaraj’s and Perea’s research included in cover story
Released: October 16, 2014
The Oct. 13 issue of C&EN includes research by EMSL scientists Arun Devaraj and Daniel Perea. Entitled “Microscopy Method Goes Deep,” the cover story looks at the technique of atom probe tomography.
EMSL-specific section on pages 25-27
Released: October 15, 2014
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 2014 Key Accomplishments report highlights some of the year's most noteworthy achievements by PNNL scientists in the areas of energy, security and environmental sustainability. The report also includes a section featuring EMSL’s science highlights and other research contributions.
Applications are due Nov. 14
Released: October 14, 2014
EMSL is accepting applications for the 2015 William Wiley Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship through Nov. 14. The fellowship is open to high-performing newly graduated, junior Ph.D. scientists who have the potential to become full-time scientific staff at EMSL.
An illustrious group of scientists in the field of biology
Released: October 01, 2014
PNNL Laboratory Fellow and EMSL Scientist H. Steven Wiley has been selected to be on the editorial board of BMC Biology, a peer-reviewed journal that publishes research and methodology articles in the area of biology.
EMSL releases the latest version of its open-source computational chemistry software suite
Released: September 22, 2014
EMSL has released version 6.5 of NWChem, its premier open-source computational chemistry software. This latest release offers several novel capabilities to model molecular systems and processes. NWChem allows researchers to tackle large complex and challenging molecular-scale scientific problems.
New semiconducting material works at lower temperatures
Released: September 10, 2014
Scientists at EMSL and PNNL have generated the semiconducting SrCrO2.8 material that allows oxygen to efficiently move through it at relatively low temperatures. The material could lead to more efficient solid oxide fuel cells. The findings were reported in Nature Communications.
Released: September 05, 2014
In this issue, you can read about EMSL’s interdisciplinary team science that includes research by EMSL users Himadri Pakrasi, Colleen Hansel and Michelle O'Malley, as well as new work by EMSL's Kim Hixson on bioengineering biomass. Other stories include: DOE JGI/EMSL collaborative science projects, EMSL scientist part of a team receiving an R...
EMSL assembles teams to power innovation
Released: September 04, 2014
Dr. William R. Wiley advocated team-based research campaigns long before he proposed a molecular science center that would become EMSL. Today, EMSL continues Wiley’s legacy of encouraging interdisciplinary teams of researchers to tackle complex scientific questions. In addition, EMSL’s collaborative research campaigns with national laboratories...
Recognized for her service to the society
Released: August 25, 2014
The Microscopy Society of America recognized EMSL Senior Research Scientist Alice Dohnalkova for her years of service to the society at its recent annual meeting.
Honoree presents research
Released: August 20, 2014
Ernesto Nakayasu received EMSL’s 2013 M.T. Thomas Award at a recognition ceremony Aug. 19. He also presented his research on protein degradation in biological systems.  
Lercher and Peden selected as Wiley Research Fellows
Released: August 19, 2014
EMSL has named Johannes Lercher and Charles H.F. Peden as Wiley Research Fellows in recognition of the role they will play in EMSL’s Energy Materials & Processes Science Theme, and their proven record of generating highly impactful science.
Kramer to study soil carbon characterization
Released: August 12, 2014
EMSL has selected Marc Kramer as a 2014 Wiley Visiting Scientist. An associate professor of environmental pedology and biogeochemistry at the University of Florida, he will conduct fundamental research on terrestrial and subsurface ecosystem processes while at EMSL.  
Combining DOE JGI/EMSL resources for greater scientific understanding
Released: August 06, 2014
The DOE Joint Genome Institute and EMSL have approved a dozen projects submitted for the call for Collaborative Science Initiative proposals. These projects represent an excellent cross-section of research in biogeochemistry, carbon cycling and biofuel/bioproduct production.
A joint meeting in conjunction with PREMIER Network
Released: July 28, 2014
A joint symposium and tutorials organized by the Pacific Northwest AVS Science and Technology Society and Pooled Resources for Electron Microscopy Informatics Education and Research, or PREMIER, Network, will be held Sept. 16-19 at EMSL in Richland, Wash.
Honored for his Postdoctoral achievements
Released: July 23, 2014
EMSL has selected Ernesto Nakayasu to receive the 2013 M.T. Thomas Award for Outstanding Postdoctoral Achievement. He will be honored at a ceremony Aug. 19 starting at 3:30 p.m. in the EMSL Auditorium. He will make a presentation on his research at that time and a reception will follow.
Identified projects meant to accelerate research
Released: July 22, 2014
Researchers attended the first Science Slam on July 21 to learn more about EMSL’s Leadership Science Acceleration projects – short-term research projects relevant to EMSL’s new science themes and science leadership areas.
He is being honored for outstanding scientific achievement and leadership
Released: July 21, 2014
Washington State Academy of Sciences’ membership has elected EMSL Chief Scientist Don Baer as a member of the academy for his outstanding scientific achievement and leadership. He will be inducted into the academy in September.
He will oversee Multiscale Modeling and High Performance Computing
Released: July 17, 2014
Tim Scheibe has been selected as lead scientist for EMSL’s Multiscale Modeling and High Performance Computing. In this role he will develop and implement a science strategy for multiscale modeling and high performance computing, including attracting high-quality staff and an active user community.
In the top 1 percent in his field for number of citations per paper
Released: July 07, 2014
Alex Guenther, EMSL’s Atmospheric Aerosol Systems Science Theme lead and a PNNL Laboratory Fellow, is impacting the atmospheric science community and has the science and journal citations to prove it.
EMSL’s bi-monthly newsletter: The Molecular Bond
Released: June 30, 2014
In this issue, a feature on aerosol research at EMSL, a reminder about the Special Science Call for Proposals, Plant Sciences director named, a DOE-funded imaging pilot program, EMSL at NUFO’s science expo and science highlights. Read these stories and more in the latest issue of The Molecular Bond.
Scientists demonstrate biofuel and lightweight alloy research
Released: June 17, 2014
EMSL joined with other national user facilities at the 4th annual congressional science expo organized by NUFO on June 10 in Washington, D.C. Representing EMSL with demonstrations were Kristyn Roscioli and Arun Devaraj.
DOE-funded pilot program will create mesoscale biological imaging platform
Released: June 11, 2014
EMSL received first-year funding of almost $1M from the DOE Office of Science for a pilot program to develop imaging approaches to understand how microbes sense and respond to their environment on the molecular to cellular scale. EMSL Scientist James Evans will lead the multi-institutional project team.
Paša-Tolic a major contributor to top down proteomics special issue
Released: June 04, 2014
A special issue of Proteomics highlighted EMSL’s top down proteomics expertise. The journal featured Ljiljana Paša-Tolic, EMSL’s lead scientist for mass spectroscopy, who co-edited the special issue, co-authored the publication’s editorial and contributed to three of the research articles. Other EMSL and PNNL researchers also contributed to the...
His research centers on bioengineering of plants and cyanobacteria
Released: May 11, 2014
Christer Jansson has been selected as director for Plant Sciences at EMSL. He will lead the development of a vision and strategy for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and EMSL in plant sciences and bioenergy. Jansson will join EMSL later this summer.
EMSL's bi-monthly newsletter: The Molecular Bond
Released: April 29, 2014
In this issue, a feature on the subsurface research at EMSL, a Q&A with Nancy Hess about the Radiochemistry Annex, virtually tour the Annex, reminders for Integration 2014 and NUFO’s 2014 Annual Meeting and science highlights. 
A Q&A with Nancy Hess
Released: April 29, 2014
Chief Scientist Nancy Hess recently answered questions about EMSL’s Radiochemistry Annex and its importance to the understanding of the chemical fate and transport of radionuclides in terrestrial and subsurface ecosystems.
The three-phase process featured in LINUX Journal
Released: April 27, 2014
EMSL’s high-performance computing team developed a process to manage the setup of the new Cascade supercomputer, that process was featured in the cover story of the April 2014 LINUX Journal.
The society's highest award
Released: April 16, 2014
ASTM International has selected EMSL’s Don Baer to receive the 2014 Award of Merit, the organization's highest recognition. He earned the award the for his exceptional service to ASTM International Committee E42 on Surface Analysis, innovations in the development of standards for surface analysis and development of new information resources for...
Looking forward to helping others grow through their membership in SIMB
Released: April 10, 2014
The votes are in, and the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology membership has elected EMSL Science Theme Lead Scott Baker as the president-elect starting in July. He will be the organizations’ president beginning July 2015. SIMB is a nonprofit, international association dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences.
Recognized for outstanding multi-omics research and paper
Released: April 06, 2014
The American Chemical Society has recognized EMSL Senior Research Scientist Kim Hixson with its Withycombe-Charalambous Graduate Student Symposium Award for her research using multi-omics to bioengineer biomass plants to enhance the production of biochemicals and biofuels. A doctoral candidate at Washington State University in Pullman, Hixson...
Recognized for developing unique plasma-source MS instrumentation
Released: March 06, 2014
ACS has honored EMSL’s Chief Technology Officer Dave Koppenaal with its 2014 Division of Analytical Chemistry Award in Chemical Instrumentation for his development of mass spectrometry instrumentation that pushes frontiers in environmental and nonproliferation analysis and detection.
EMSL's bi-monthly newsletter: The Molecular Bond
Released: February 24, 2014
In this issue, metabolomics research at EMSL for biofuels and other bioproducts, EMSL’s involvement in the GOAmazon field study, a call for proposals reminder and science highlights. 
Research area: Soil/organic matter changes and climate forcing
Released: February 19, 2014
Malak Tfaily is EMSL’s first postdoctoral researcher funded by the DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research Terrestrial Ecosystem Science program.  
EMSL supports effort with expertise and instrumentation
Released: February 17, 2014
DOE and an international team of scientists opened GOAmazon field campaign, a two-year field study in the Amazon Basin. EMSL scientists and instruments will contribute to the effort.  
Research studies interfacial phenomena
Released: January 29, 2014
William R. Wiley Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship recipient Li Fu is now at EMSL. He earned his doctorate in biophysical chemistry at Yale University. He sees exciting research opportunities in materials, environmental and energy sciences.
One member re-elected, six new members added
Released: January 28, 2014
Chair Angela Wilson announced the EMSL User Executive Committee’s election results. The UEC was chartered to represent the needs and views of the users to the EMSL director.
The premier issue of a print edition of The Molecular Bond, EMSL's bi-monthly newsletter
Released: December 19, 2013
In this issue, the impact of brown carbon on climate, a Q&A on aerosol research with Alex Guenther, 12 tips of a successful user proposal and science highlights. Read these stories and more in the December issue of The Molecular Bond.
A Q&A with Alex Guenther
Released: December 18, 2013
Renowned atmospheric and ecosystem scientist Alex Guenther answers questions about atmospheric aerosol research, including its scientific importance, the societal implications of the findings and EMSL’s role in the studies.
Designed to run computationally intensive climate and biological simulations
Released: November 25, 2013
The recently released international Top 500 List ranked Cascade, EMSL’s new supercomputer, at No. 13. It performs at 2.35 petaflop per second.
EMSL's new supercomputer on track for users in November
Released: October 17, 2013
Cascade, EMSL’s new supercomputer, passed acceptance testing and will soon be operational for its anticipated 250 annual users. It is designed to run computationally intense climate and biological simulations along with other scientific programs.
Applications due Nov. 1
Released: October 16, 2013
EMSL is accepting applications for the 2014 William Wiley Postdoctoral Fellowship through Nov. 1. The fellowship is open to high-performing newly graduated, junior Ph.D. scientists who have the potential to become full-time scientific staff at EMSL.
Knopf selected as a Wiley Research Fellow
Released: October 16, 2013
EMSL has selected Daniel Knopf a Wiley Research Fellow in recognition of his contributions to the national scientific user facility and record of generating highly impactful science. He is an associate professor of atmospheric chemistry at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.
Book based on talks at ACS symposium
Released: October 01, 2013
EMSL Scientist Niri Govind has co-edited a book on computational modeling based on invited talks at the American Chemical Society’s spring 2012 symposium. The peer-reviewed book focuses on using computational modeling to answer fundamental questions in catalysis, biofuels, and other sustainable solutions.
He will attend ISO meeting in Japan
Released: September 30, 2013
EMSL Scientist Mark Engelhard has been appointed head of delegation of the American National Standards Institute and will attend the November International Standards Organization meeting in Japan.
Their paper selected one of 80 best in 80 years
Released: September 29, 2013
The Journal of Chemical Physics has included a paper by EMSL scientists Marat Valiev and Karol Kowalski in its 80th Anniversary Collection as one of the best 80 papers in the journal’s 80-year history.
Bailey selected as a Wiley Research Fellow
Released: September 24, 2013
EMSL has named Vanessa Bailey a Wiley Research Fellow in recognition of her contributions to the national scientific user facility and record of generating highly impactful science. She is a soil scientist and microbial ecologist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
EMSL's data challenges assessed
Released: September 23, 2013
The recently released Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research Data Crosscutting Requirements Review reports the data requirements associated with Department of Energy-sponsored scientific facilities and large-scale experiments, and summarizes specific findings and recommendations.
EMSL-specific section on pages 25-27
Released: September 11, 2013
The 2013 Key Scientific Accomplishments report highlights some of the year's most noteworthy achievements by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists. In addition to a section on EMSL, the brochure also features sections on biological systems science, climate and Earth systems science, chemical imaging, chemistry and geochemistry,...
Invited article part of AVS 60th anniversary issue
Released: September 04, 2013
EMSL scientists in cooperation with other researchers wrote an invited review about the surface characterization of nanomaterials and nanoparticles for a special issue of the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A.
EMSL's bi-monthly newsletter: The Molecular Bond
Released: August 27, 2013
In this issue, a profile of Eric Walter, EMSL’s EPR spectrometry expert; renowned scientist Alex Guenther to lead EMSL’s atmospheric aerosol science; Tim Scheibe named Wiley Research Fellow and interim associate director; and science highlights. Read these stories and more in the August issue of The Molecular Bond.
An international leader in atmospheric and ecosystem research
Released: August 15, 2013
Alex Guenther, a renowned scientist in land ecosystem and atmospheric research, has joined the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to lead research in the interactions between terrestrial systems and climate.
Scheibe joins EMSL as Wiley Research Fellow
Released: August 14, 2013
EMSL has named Tim Scheibe a 2013 Wiley Research Fellow and interim associate director of the Molecular Science Computing Division. He is a scientist in the hydrology group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
User meeting poster session an opportunity to share research
Released: August 11, 2013
The winners of the EMSL annual meeting student poster competition are: first place-Alyse Hawley, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and second place-Marco Keiluweit, Oregon State University. The poster session was held during EMSL Integration 2013 – The Rhizosphere: Plants, Microbes and Their Interactions.
Honoree presents research findings
Released: July 31, 2013
Kiran Bhaskaran-Nair accepted EMSL’s 2012 M.T. Thomas Award at a recognition ceremony July 31.
Koppenaal joins the 2013 class of Fellows
Released: July 30, 2013
The American Chemical Society has recognized David Koppenaal, EMSL chief technology officer, as a Fellow of the society for his "outstanding achievements in and contributions to science and the profession of chemistry."
A longtime EMSL user, guest scientist and UEC member
Released: July 18, 2013
Paul Tratnyek has been elected to serve as the vice chair of EMSL’s User Executive Committee. He is a professor and associate division head at Oregon Health & Science University and an affiliate scientist at two of the university’s centers.
EMSL recognizes Bhaskaran-Nair for postdoctoral achievement
Released: July 17, 2013
Kiran Bhaskaran-Nair named recipient of EMSL’s 2012 M.T. Thomas Award for Outstanding Postdoctoral Achievement. He will accept the award July 31 at 3:30 p.m. PDT, in the EMSL Auditorium. Bhaskaran-Nair will give a presentation on his work, and a reception will follow.
Registration closes for U.S. citizens July 26
Released: July 14, 2013
Don’t miss EMSL Integration 2013 – The Rhizosphere: Plants, Microbes and Their Interactions Aug. 6 and 7 in Richland, Wash. Hear from scientists from around the world on the rhizosphere, carbon cycling and terrestrial ecosystems.
Registration closes soon
Released: June 23, 2013
Registration closes in a few weeks for EMSL Integration 2013 – The Rhizosphere: Plants, Microbes and Their Interactions to be held Aug. 6 and 7 in Richland, Wash. Steven Strauss, Oregon State University, is the keynote speaker. His research focus is genomics and genetic engineering in eucalyptus and poplar trees.
Distance-of-Flight mass spectrometry article highlighted
Released: June 12, 2013
The American Society for Mass Spectrometry awarded David Koppenaal, EMSL, and Charles Barinaga, National Security Directorate, its Ron Hites Award for outstanding research publication at the 61st ASMS Conference June 12.  
Name chosen from more than 150 entries
Released: June 04, 2013
The winning named has been selected – the new EMSL supercomputer will be known as Cascade. The $17 million 3.4-petaflops system is expected to arrive in July and be operational this fall.
Honored for his sustained and outstanding scientific and technical contributions
Released: June 03, 2013
AVS Science and Technology Society named EMSL Senior Research Scientist Mark Engelhard a Fellow of AVS for addressing a wide range of energy and environmental problems and for service to the surface analysis community.
EMSL releases the newest version of its open-source computational chemistry software suite
Released: May 19, 2013
EMSL released version 6.3 of NWChem, its premier open-source computational chemistry software, with an extensive suite of new capabilities.
National User Facility Organization newsletter
Released: May 14, 2013
In this issue, announcement of the 2013 NUFO annual meeting, a user science exhibition organized for Congress and NUFO calendar.
Letters of intent accepted through April 8
Released: April 04, 2013
EMSL and the DOE Joint Genome Institute are accepting letters of intent for pilot projects to address biofuels production and carbon cycling.
The Scientist: True understanding of the complexity of biological systems demands an assortment of model systems
Released: March 18, 2013
EMSL lead biologist Steven Wiley, in his column in The Scientist, advocates using novel and appropriate model organisms for biological research. The model system being used should be the one most appropriate for the question being asked.
2013 Wiley Research Fellow selected
Released: February 11, 2013
EMSL has appointed Julia Laskin a 2013 Wiley Research Fellow for her significant contributions to the user facility and collaborative research.
Seminar explores direct images and diffraction patterns of nanostructures
Released: February 11, 2013
Don Baer, EMSL, and Eric Stach, Brookhaven National Laboratory, co-organize a symposium on the direct imaging of atomic structures for the AAAS 2013 Annual Meeting Feb. 15 in Boston.
Letters of intent accepted Feb. 11-April 8
Released: February 07, 2013
EMSL and the DOE Joint Genome Institute launch a call for pilot projects to address biofuels production and carbon cycling.
Cell phone batteries could be charged in minutes
Released: January 31, 2013
Researchers are developing the next generation of batteries using various materials, including graphene – ultra-thin sheets of carbon atoms. EMSL capabilities allow scientists to study these new materials at the atomic level.
EMSL's M. T. Thomas Award call for applications open
Released: January 28, 2013
Nominations are due March 31 for the M. T. Thomas Award acknowledging outstanding accomplishments by postdoctoral fellows who conduct their research at EMSL.
Lab expects system to rank in world's top 20 fastest machines
Released: January 23, 2013
EMSL's new supercomputer expected to rank among the world's fastest machines will be ready to run computationally intense climate and biological simulations along with other scientific programs this summer.
Check out the virtual tour for a new perspective of EMSL
Released: January 03, 2013
Can’t visit EMSL? Then take a virtual tour of four of its laboratories housing state-of-the-art instrumentation. The tour includes lab and instrument overviews available through text, images, video and web pages.

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