Four Fermilab-affiliated researchers receive prestigious DOE awards

Three Fermilab researchers and one user working on Fermilab experiments were selected to receive the DOE Early Career Research Award, a prestigious financial award given to the most promising researchers in the early stages of their careers.

This year, 68 researchers were selected from a pool of about 850 university- and national laboratory-based applicants. Among the recipients were:

  • Brendan Casey, Fermilab physicist: “Tracking for the New Muon g-2 Experiment”
  • Tengming Shen, Fermilab physicist: “Engineering High Field Superconducting Materials for Frontier Accelerator Technology”
  • Geralyn “Sam” Zeller, Fermilab physicist: “Understanding Liquid Argon Neutrino Detectors: Moving from Art to Science”
  • Pavel Snopok, Illinois Institute of Technology: “Advanced Simulation Tools for Muon-Based Accelerators”

According to the DOE news story, the five-year awards are “designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early years, when many scientists do their most formative work.”

The funding received through the awards will be used by recipients to carry out the research detailed in their respective proposals (see abstract proposals for all recipients online).

Profiles on the individuals and their research will run in Fermilab Today in the next few weeks.