Physics PhD student receives award from DOE Office of Science for "research in targeted area of importance"
Congratulations to physics graduate student Michael Lomnitz, who received an award for 2015 under the Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program, sponsored by the Office of Science of the US Department of Energy. The award has allowed him to spend a 12-month period at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), California, where he is carrying out research on particle detector technology with much higher spatial resolution than was previously possible. At LBNL, he is mentored remotely by his dissertation advisor, Prof. Spiros Margetis, and locally by LBNL scientist Dr. Xin Dong.
The SCGSR program is open to current PhD students in qualified graduate programs at accredited US academic institutions, who are conducting their PhD research in targeted areas of importance to the Office of Science of the Department of Energy. Michael Lomnitz is one of only two students from across the US who have received an SCGSR award for 2015 in the area of nucleus-nucleus collisions.