Employees honored with Performance Recognition Awards

Fermilab recently recognized a group of dedicated employees for their outstanding contributions with Exceptional Performance Recognition Awards. The employees were nominated by their divisions and sections for the awards. Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer and laboratory leadership presented the awards during a virtual reception on Sept. 29.

 Accelerator Division

Matthew Alvarez

For going above and beyond expectations in carrying out an assessment of Accelerator Division hiring committees that will help ensure best practices in the division.

Curtis Baffes

​For exceptional performance in leading the construction, installation and day-to-day activities of the PIP2IT Test Accelerator.

Noah Curfman

For exceptional performance in the innovative engineering design, analysis and construction of the LBNF Beamline power stripline, MAGIS-100 and the RF Gamet LDRD.

Nathan Eddy

​​For the development, design and implementation of a new accelerator instrumentation data acquisition system topology and the DDCP Ethernet protocol that increases the available data rates a factor of 10 between our digitizer and digital signal processing electronics and our ACNET front-end servers. This new topology will solve many existing data bottlenecks and enable 20 Hz operation of the accelerator complex for LBNF.

Yun He

For leadership on the NuMI Megawatt Upgrade Accelerator Improvement Project.

Frankie Kelly

For going above and beyond expectations in carrying out an assessment of Accelerator Division hiring committees that will help ensure best practices in the division.

George Lolov

​For development and execution of the NuMI target station 1 Megawatt upgrades.

Robyn Madrak

For going above and beyond expectations in carrying out an assessment of Accelerator Division hiring committees that will help ensure best practices in the division.

Martin Murphy

For his leadership of the NuMI 2020 shutdown, upgrading the beam to 1 Megawatt capability.

Ann Nestander

​For the core team successfully completing the detailed analysis to support changes to the PIP-II indirect rates. The team worked tirelessly under a strict deadline to meet with key stakeholders throughout the lab, compile and summarize voluminous data and successfully navigate the changes through the DOE approval process. These efforts contributed to PIP-II’s ability to successfully baseline the project.

James Santucci

For exceptional performance as the IOTA/FAST Coordinator during the IOTA Run 3.

Robert Santucci

For the development, design and implementation of a new accelerator instrumentation data acquisition system topology and the DDCP Ethernet protocol that increases the available data rates a factor of 10 between our digitizer and digital signal processing electronics and our ACNET front-end servers. This new topology will solve many existing data bottlenecks and enable 20 Hz operation of the accelerator complex for LBNF.

Alexei Semenov

For the development, design and implementation of a new accelerator instrumentation data acquisition system topology and the DDCP Ethernet protocol that increase the available data rates a factor of 10 between our digitizer and digital signal processing electronics and our ACNET front-end servers. This new topology will solve many existing data bottlenecks and enable 20 Hz operation of the accelerator complex for LBNF.

Vladimir Sidorov

For the development and execution of the NuMI Horn 1 Module Megawatt Upgrade.

Todd Sullivan

​For his leadership and initiative to keep operators safe in the Main Control Room during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cortez Watkins

For going above and beyond expectations in carrying out an assessment of Accelerator Division hiring committees that will help ensure best practices in the division.

Steve Werkema

For going above and beyond expectations in carrying out an assessment of Accelerator Division hiring committees that will help ensure best practices in the division.

Susan Winchester

For exceptional performance as the organizer of the fully remote US Particle Accelerator School session.

 Applied Physics and Superconducting Technology Division (posthumously)

Mauricio de Lima Lopes

For his outstanding leadership and technical contributions in the pivotal design and early construction phases of the Mu2e Transport Solenoid project.

 Applied Physics and Superconducting Technology Division

Omar Atassi

For his successful electrical and controls installation of the new IB1 Coldbox system and his leadership in the successful execution of the controls upgrade at Test Stand 4 for the HL-LHC project.

Karie Badgley

For her outstanding efforts, leadership and coordination of the completion of the Mu2e transport solenoid production and the cold test of the modules.

Jamie Blowers

For his outstanding work as the LCLS-II QA Manager and for extremely strong and innovative efforts on resolving technical issues that arose. The LCLS-II project owes a great deal of its success to Jamie’s work.

Guram Chlachidze

For his leading role in the very complex and critical AUP Horizontal Tests Stand upgrade, achieving major project milestone, successful commissioning of the test stand with zero magnet test.

Charles Grimm

For his excellent contributions to the successful execution and completion of the LCLS-II cryomodule production at FNAL and applying this success and lessons learned to the LCLS-II HE project demonstrated by the successful assembly of the LCLS-II HE verification cryomodule.

Charles Hess

For his leading contributions to redesign and refurbishment of the HTS leads for Mu2e project, an approach to maintain cost savings and reduction to the project, for innovation and development of Paschen testing procedures and for the Mu2e, and significant contribution to completion for the Mu2e transport solenoid assembly.

James Hocker

For his outstanding effort, leadership and coordination of the completion of the Mu2e transport solenoid production and the cold test of the modules.

Jae Yel Lee

For his crucial contribution to the discovery of niobium hydrides in quantum devices via cryogenic transmission electron microscopy studies.

Vito Lombardo

For his outstanding effort, leadership and coordination of the completion of the Mu2e transport solenoid production and the cold test of the modules.

Jerry Makara

For his dedicated support and leadership of the Cryogenic Operations in the APS-TD test facilities, including completion of the final cold tests of the Mu2e Test Solenoids at HAB, successful cryogenic support of the PIP2IT Beam Commissioning, and coordination of cryogenic support for the LCLS-II HE prototype cryomodule.

Gary Markiewicz

For his outstanding work in bringing the Machine Shops back into full operation following the COVID-19 shutdown. His exemplary leadership of the people, the facilities and the work minimized delays to multiple projects and brought the workforce back into the lab as one of the first full groups to return.

Vladica Nikolic

For his leadership and coordination of the completion of HFVMTF stand construction and for his creative and innovative contributions to the HL-LHC AUP project, including mechanical refurbishment of the AUP Horizontal Tests Stand.

Joaquim Prats

For his work and leadership in developing the integration design of the PIP-II Cryoplant and LBNF Near Site Cryogenic systems. His work has been instrumental in developing the detailed interfaces, design requirements and preliminary installation plan for these projects.

William Soyars

For engineering a cryogenic upgrade of the ADMX experiment at the University of Washington. This upgrade allowed the experiment to run continuously during the pandemic, which otherwise would not have been possible. Despite the pandemic challenges, the cryogenic uptime allowed collection of data, leading to recently published physics result.

Tiziana Spina

For her exceptional research on the hydrogen-defect interactions in SRF niobium cavities, as well as for her leadership of the materials science lab operations, playing a key role in recent breakthroughs in SRF and quantum research.

Alexander Sukhanov

For his outstanding contributions and leadership to commissioning and operation of Spoke Test Cryostat (STC) in support of the PIP-II integrated cavity testing and the qualification of the first SSR1 cryomodule with the beam.

Zuhawn Sung

For his crucial contribution to the discovery of niobium hydrides in quantum devices via cryogenic atomic force microscopy studies.

Brad Tennis

For his outstanding work and initiative in supporting research on Nb3Sn SRF cavities.

Ryan Thiede

For his contributions to the successful execution and completion of the LCLS-II cryomodule production at FNAL and applying this success and lessons learned to the LCLS-II-HE project, demonstrated by the successful assembly and world-record results of the LCLS-II-HE verification cryomodule.

Constance Trimby

For the core team successfully completing the detailed analysis to support changes to the PIP-II indirect rates. The team worked tirelessly under a strict deadline to meet with key stakeholders throughout the lab, compile and summarize voluminous data and successfully navigate the changes through the DOE approval process. These efforts contributed to PIP-II’s ability to successfully baseline the project.

John Zweibohmer

For spending considerable time above and beyond his normal hours to prepare the complex and critical partnership contracts necessary for the new SQMS NQI Center and SQMS Division. John’s expertise and diligence were critical to their successful implementation.

 SQMS

Eileen Beno

For her leadership in process modernization and outstanding leadership in generating creative solutions and fast and timely actions instrumental in successfully achieving challenging hiring goals of the new SQMS Division.

Cara Brown

For her leadership in process modernization and outstanding leadership in generating creative solutions and fast and timely actions instrumental in successfully challenging hiring goals of the new SQMS Division.

Pete Cholewinski

For his leadership in process modernization and outstanding leadership in generating creative solutions and fast and timely actions instrumental in successfully achieving challenging hiring goals of the new SQMS Division.

Bryan Simon

For his leadership in process modernization and outstanding leadership in generating creative solutions and fast and timely actions instrumental in successfully achieving challenging hiring goals of the new SQMS Division.

Silvia Zorzetti

For her outstanding leadership in standing up and executing the workforce development programs of the SQMS Center and generating the idea of naming the SQMS URM fellowship after Carolyn B. Parker.

 Core Computing Division

Matthew Arena

For his outstanding contributions in developing the ESH and Quality Application Tool Suites and the Fermilab Site Access Management Interface.

Andrey Bobyshev

For his outstanding contributions to the networking designs of the DUNE Far Detector, the LBNF Near Site, and PIP-II networking, as well as his exceptional leadership and technical oversight in upgrading the lab’s distributed DNS infrastructure that spanned Fermilab, Argonne and Ash River.

Gabriela Garcia

For her outstanding financial support of the Computing Sector and her significant contributions toward requirement specifications and testing of new lab-wide financial services.

Laura Mengel

For her outstanding leadership and significant contributions to let our scientific collaborations share their DocDB documents with non-Fermilab people who needed access while at the same time maintaining necessary levels of security within DocDB.

Peter Rzeminski

For his rapid planning and quick re-architecture of the lab’s Central Website that improved web security by creating an isolated DMZ Central Website to house all the lab’s public documents and by converting all anonymous sites to sites that required SSO access.

Lita Scott

For her outstanding leadership and her significant contributions to the implementation of Fermilab Employee Concerns Reporting System.

Olga Vlasova

For her outstanding contributions in performing 11 intensity frontier experimental database migrations from old hardware and software to new hardware and the latest versions of the database software.

 Scientific Computing Division

Jennifer Adelman-McCarthy

For her dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion in the Computing Sector. Jen puts a lot of effort into the Grace Hopper Conference every year, trying to match diverse candidates to the openings we have at Fermilab.

William Barker

For providing exceptional support that contributed to the outstanding reliability of the FCC and GCC data centers during the COVID-19 era.

Jerel Brown

For providing exceptional support that contributed to the outstanding reliability of the FCC and GCC data centers during the COVID-19 era.

Keith Coiley

For providing exceptional support that contributed to the outstanding reliability of the FCC and GCC data centers during the COVID-19 era.

Bo Jayatilaka

For his excellent work chairing and organizing 2020’s Snowmass Community Planning meeting. Running a purely virtual community planning meeting was an unprecedented task. The successful and productive meeting was a crucial part of the Snowmass process.

Timothy Kasza

For providing exceptional support that contributed to the outstanding reliability of the FCC and GCC data centers during the COVID-19 era.

Nikolay Kuropatkin

For his work on setting up the Rubin Interim Data Facility (IDF) in a Google Cloud space. The project was done on time, and the IDF was opened to initial science users in late June 2021.

Eric Neilsen

For his work on setting up the Rubin Interim Data Facility (IDF) in a Google Cloud space. The project was done on time, and the IDF was opened to initial science users in late June 2021.

Rafael Arturo Rocha Vidaurri

For his outstanding effort in leading the effort to keep scientific computing data storage and tape systems running at full efficiency during COVID-19 and for organizing the acquisition and deployment of a new tape robot library for the CMS experiment.

Mark Thomas

For providing exceptional support that contributed to the outstanding reliability of the FCC and GCC data centers during the COVID-19 era.

Richard Thompson

For being one of two people who are regularly at the lab and available for all the hands-on work required for scientific computing: installing new systems, cabling, troubleshooting, repairs, moves, retirements. He has done all this with unflagging energy and enthusiasm, while paying careful attention to COVID-19 and other safety measures.

Douglas Tucker

For his work on setting up the Rubin Interim Data Facility (IDF) in a Google Cloud space. The project was done on time, and the IDF was opened to initial science users in late 2021.

Eric Vaandering

For his instrumental work in leading the transition of the CMS data management system to the new community system Rucio – also used by DUNE – which will allow CMS to increase worldwide data transfers from 10 petabytes per week now to the rates required for the HL-LHC era.

 Chief Operations Office – FE

Mark Kujawa

For helping to advance the work planning and control system at the laboratory.

Andrew McDaniel

For helping to advance the work planning and control system at the laboratory.

Daniel Mckinley

For helping to advance the work planning and control system at the laboratory.

Ion Munteanu

For helping to advance the work planning and control system at the laboratory.

Brian Petersohn

For helping to advance the work planning and control system at the laboratory.

Brian Rubik

For his outstanding performance as the IERC Project Manager.

 Chief Operations Office – WDRS

Jennifer Gondorchin

For her outstanding leadership in improving benefits for all laboratory employees.

Linda Granbur

For implementing Phase II of Site Access and Badging.

Jessica Jensen

For her contributions to the Site Access and Badging (SAB) Phase II roll out.

Griselda Lopez

For implementing Phase II of Site Access and Badging.

Kimberly Pearce

For implementing Phase II of Site Access and Badging.

Heather Sidman

For her leadership in process modernization and outstanding leadership in generating creative solutions and fast and timely actions instrumental in successfully achieving challenging hiring goals of the new SQMS Division.

Noel Wiedman

For going above and beyond expectations in carrying out an assessment of Accelerator Division hiring committees that will help ensure best practices in the division.

 Directorate – Communication-CS

Maura Barone

For her contribution in supporting Muon g-2 communications, achieving historic levels of publicity globally through a new media outreach strategy and rich multimedia content. Truly an outstanding team accomplishment requiring months of intense planning and content development.

Lauren Biron

For her contribution in supporting Muon g-2 communications, achieving historic levels of publicity globally through a new media outreach strategy and rich multimedia content. Truly an outstanding team accomplishment requiring months of intense planning and content development.

Diana Brandonisio

For her contribution in supporting Muon g-2 communications, achieving historic levels of publicity globally through a new media outreach strategy and rich multimedia content. Truly an outstanding team accomplishment requiring months of intense planning and content development.

Allan Johnson

For his contribution in supporting Muon g-2 communications, achieving historic levels of publicity globally through a new media outreach strategy and rich multimedia content. Truly an outstanding team accomplishment requiring months of intense planning and content development.

Tracy Marc

For her contribution in supporting Muon g-2 communications, achieving historic levels of publicity globally through a new media outreach strategy and rich multimedia content. Truly an outstanding team accomplishment requiring months of intense planning and content development.

Ryan Postel

For his contribution in supporting Muon g-2 communications, achieving historic levels of publicity globally through a new media outreach strategy and rich multimedia content. Truly an outstanding team accomplishment requiring months of intense planning and content development.

Kurt Riesselmann

For his contribution in supporting Muon g-2 communications, achieving historic levels of publicity globally through a new media outreach strategy and rich multimedia content. Truly an outstanding team accomplishment requiring months of intense planning and content development.

 Directorate – CD-CCD

Poornima Dhanala

For her contributions to the lab-wide policies project. This project developed and established a new process, database and website for Fermilab’s labwide policies. As a result of the project, lab-wide policies are now searchable on a new policies.fnal.gov website, are stored in a common ServiceNow database, and new or updated policies follow a consistent format. The project also developed a standard review process for lab-wide policies and a detailed set of instructions for contacts across the lab to develop and update their policies. Notably, this website, database and instructions for users were developed in-house by a Fermilab team, building on the existing Fermilab computing architecture. This project involved collaboration across different divisions and sections and accomplished an important lab objective of promoting operational excellence.

Tammy Whited

For her contributions to the lab-wide policies project. This project developed and established a new process, database and website for Fermilab’s lab-wide policies. As a result of the project, lab-wide policies are now searchable on a new policies.fnal.gov website, are stored in a common ServiceNow database, and new or updated policies follow a consistent format. The project also developed a standard review process for lab-wide policies and a detailed set of instructions for contacts across the lab to develop and update their policies. Notably, this website, database and instructions for users were developed in-house by a Fermilab team, building on the existing Fermilab computing architecture. This project involved collaboration across different divisions and sections and accomplished an important lab objective of promoting operational excellence.

Mohammed Yahya

For his contributions to the lab-wide policies project. This project developed and established a new process, database and website for Fermilab’s lab-wide policies. As a result of the project, lab-wide policies are now searchable on a new policies.fnal.gov website, are stored in a common ServiceNow database, and new or updated policies follow a consistent format. The project also developed a standard review process for lab-wide policies and a detailed set of instructions for contacts across the lab to develop and update their policies. Notably, this website, database and instructions for users were developed in-house by a Fermilab team, building on the existing Fermilab computing architecture. This project involved collaboration across different divisions and sections and accomplished an important lab objective of promoting operational excellence.

 Directorate – ES&H

Matthew Quinn

For his contributions to the lab-wide policies project. This project developed and established a new process, database and website for Fermilab’s lab-wide policies. As a result of the project, lab-wide policies are now searchable on a new policies.fnal.gov website, are stored in a common ServiceNow database, and new or updated policies follow a consistent format. The project also developed a standard review process for lab-wide policies and a detailed set of instructions for contacts across the lab to develop and update their policies. Notably, this website, database and instructions for users were developed in-house by a Fermilab team, building on the existing Fermilab computing architecture. This project involved collaboration across different divisions and sections and accomplished an important lab objective of promoting operational excellence.

 Directorate – OD

Anna Campbell

For her contributions to the lab-wide policies project. This project developed and established a new process, database and website for Fermilab’s lab-wide policies. As a result of the project, lab-wide policies are now searchable on a new policies.fnal.gov website, are stored in a common ServiceNow database, and new or updated policies follow a consistent format. The project also developed a standard review process for lab-wide policies and a detailed set of instructions for contacts across the lab to develop and update their policies. Notably, this website, database and instruction for users were developed in-house by a Fermilab team, building on the existing Fermilab computing architecture. This project involved collaboration across different divisions and sections and accomplished an important lab objective of promoting operational excellence.

Eileen Crowley

For her contributions to the lab-wide policies project. This project developed and established a new process, database and website for Fermilab’s lab-wide policies. As a result of the project, lab-wide policies are now searchable on a new policies.fnal.gov website, are stored in a common ServiceNow database, and new or updated policies follow a consistent format. The project also developed a standard review process for lab-wide policies and a detailed set of instructions for contacts across the lab to develop and update their policies. Notably, this website, database and instructions for users were developed in-house by a Fermilab team, building on the existing Fermilab computing architecture. This project involved collaboration across different divisions and sections and accomplished an important lab objective of promoting operational excellence.

 Environmental, Safety & Health

David Andersen

For implementing Phase II of Site Access and Badging.

Kelly Dombrowski

For her working to establish an onsite COVID-19 vaccination distribution for lab employees, users, affiliates, subcontractors and DOE staff. The extensive planning efforts to ensure all COVID-19 vaccine protocols were accounted for resulted in the lab safely providing almost 250 vaccinations to protect individuals, the lab and support DOE’s efforts to encourage vaccination.

David Esterquest

For working to establish an onsite COVID-19 vaccination distribution for lab employees, users, affiliates, subcontractors and DOE staff. The extensive planning efforts to ensure all COVID-19 vaccine protocols were accounted for resulted in the lab safely providing almost 250 vaccinations to protect individuals, the lab and support DOE’s efforts to encourage vaccination.

Charles Kuhn

For working to establish an onsite COVID-19 vaccination distribution for lab employees, users, affiliates, subcontractors and DOE staff. The extensive planning efforts to ensure all COVID-19 vaccine protocols were accounted for resulted in the lab safely providing almost 250 vaccinations to protect individuals, the lab and support DOE’s efforts to encourage vaccination.

Susan McGimpsey

For her leadership and initiative as radiation safety officer for the MTA/ITA and test beam facilities.

Chuck Morrison

For his management of the laboratory’s guard force contract. Mr. Morrison’s management has resulted in excellent performance by the subcontractor, increased reliability, and improved site security.

 Finance

Chris Bushman

For key contributions to strategic projects and complex procurements.

Ami Dave

As part of the core team, she contributed to the successful completion of the detailed analysis to support changes to the PIP-II indirect rates. The team worked tirelessly under a strict deadline to meet with key stakeholders throughout the lab, compile and summarize voluminous data and successfully navigate the changes through the DOE approval process. These efforts contributed to PIP-II’s ability to successfully baseline the project.

Jeremy Duncan

For his dedication to the Acquisition Lifecycle Planning (ALP) initiative was instrumental to its success and to completing a FY20 PEMP Notable.

Stephen Holmes 

As part of the core team that successfully completed the detailed analysis to support changes to the PIP-II indirect rates. The team worked tirelessly under a strict deadline to meet with key stakeholders throughout the lab, compile and summarize voluminous data and successfully navigate the changes through the DOE approval process. These efforts contributed to PIP-II’s ability to successfully baseline the project.

Christopher Jacobsen

As part of the core team, he contributed to the successful completion of the detailed analysis to support changes to the PIP-II indirect rates. The team worked tirelessly under a strict deadline to meet with key stakeholders throughout the lab, compile and summarize voluminous data and successfully navigate the changes through the DOE approval process. These efforts contributed to PIP-II’s ability to successfully baseline the project.

Brian Quinn

For leading an Operational Excellence Action for the Procurement Department to develop detailed training for individuals involved in the requisition creation and approval process. Throughout this OEA, Brian represented the Procurement department in a positive light and demonstrated our commitment to ensuring Procurement is seen as a resource and wanting to be of assistance to our lab colleagues whenever possible.

 LBNF/DUNE

Michael Andrews

For his dedicated work to quickly create and obtain DOE approval of a detailed abatement plan to meet stringent new NO2 ventilation standards, minimizing an LBNF construction shutdown with possible impact costs in excess of $1M/week. Working closely with the Fermi Site Office, the Office of Science Headquarters and other safety experts in DOE, the plan was quickly implemented, enabling work to proceed in a safe and compliant manner.

Robert Bushek

For his dedicated work to quickly create and obtain DOE approval of a detailed abatement plan to meet stringent new NO2 ventilation standards, minimizing an LBNF construction shutdown with possible impact costs in excess of $1M/week. Working closely with the Fermi Site Office, the Office of Science Headquarters and other safety experts in DOE, the plan was quickly implemented, enabling work to proceed in a safe and compliant manner.

Richard Marcum

For providing important and timely support for the LBNF/DUNE-US Project for staffing up project controls in 2021, in preparing the project for subprojects and baselining, and finding helpful reviewers for BOEs.

James Niehoff

For his dedicated work to quickly create and obtain DOE approval of a detailed abatement plan to meet stringent new NO2 ventilation standards, minimizing an LBNF construction shutdown with possible impact costs in excess of $1M/week. Working closely with the Fermi Site Office, the Office of Science Headquarters and other safety experts in DOE, the plan was quickly implemented, enabling work to proceed in a safe and compliant manner.

Simon Pollard

For his dedicated work to quickly create and obtain DOE approval of a detailed abatement plan to meet stringent new NO2 ventilation standards, minimizing an LBNF construction shutdown with possible impact costs in excess of $1M/week. Working closely with the Fermi Site Office, the Office of Science Headquarters and other safety experts in DOE, the plan was quickly implemented, enabling work to proceed in a safe and compliant manner.

Matthew Sawtell

For his extra effort on LBNF/DUNE Beamline integration during a critical design period. His careful and detailed work provides assurance that the beamline components will function as intended and that the components fit well into the conventional facilities, reducing risk of changes during construction and installation in the future.

 Neutrino Division

Angela Fava

For doing an outstanding job commissioning the ICARUS detector under the difficult circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the restrictions on work and travel, Angela, as commissioning coordinator, led the work and saw it completed safely.

Shekhar Mishra

For an outstanding job leading the effort on the ICEBERG test stand. Shekhar persisted through a couple of rounds of commissioning of the system to its successful operation where it has performed a vital role in the development of the DUNE cold electronics. Under Shekhar’s leadership, the role of ICEBERG is now broadening to test other aspects of the DUNE detector.

Claudio Montanari

For doing an outstanding job bringing the ICARUS detector to the point where it is almost commissioned under the difficult circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the restrictions on work and travel, Claudio, as technical coordinator, led the work to finish building the detector and saw it completed safely.

Frederick Schwartz

For doing an outstanding job with the cryo-engineering of the IEBERG test stand. Fritz took the system to successful completion and commissioning and enabled it to perform a vital role in the testing of the DUNE cold electronics.

 PIP-II

Darren Crawford

For his leadership role in establishing, planning and execution of PIP2IT commissioning activities and operations, and for his outstanding personal contributions to the commissioning of PIP2IT. This effort resulted in successful commissioning and operation of Fermilab’s first superconducting hardon linear accelerator and demonstration of the beam with PIP-II parameters.

Beth Fancsali

For her contributions to the laboratory systems supporting the reporting and tracking of Employee and User Concerns through implementation of the Fermilab Concerns Reporting System. Beth is also recognized for developing and implementing a strategy for complex contractual agreements that enable PIP-II to receive DOE CD-3A approval.

Bruce Hanna

For his outstanding personal contributions to PIP2IT commissioning, and for his leading role in management and coordination of PIP2IT activities to install and operate power supplies and magnets. Bruce’s thorough knowledge of PIP2IT was essential to the successful completion of PIP2IT goals.

Joseph Ozelis

For successfully completing the testing of the HWR cryomodule in PIP2IT.

Alexander Shemyakin

For his leading role in the planning and execution of the beam commissioning of PIP2IT, and for his outstanding personal contributions to the commissioning of PIP2IT. This effort resulted in successful commissioning and operation of Fermilab’s first superconducting hadron linear accelerator and demonstration of the beam with PIP-II parameters.

 Particle Physics & Theory Division

Virgil Bocean

For his outstanding technical leadership in the Alignment and Metrology Department and exceptional performance after the loss of key technical personnel.

Saskia Charity

For her major contributions to the field analysis for the Run 1 g-2 result.

Gary Coppola

For his exceptional leadership of the PPD Alignment and Metrology Department and adapting to personnel shortages while maintaining the best support possible during the pandemic.

Gregory Derylo

For lead engineer in charge of the successful repair and upgrade of the CERN LHC forward pixel detector.

Cristinel Gingu

For mastering the art and science of the Universal Verification Methodology and contributions to the ECON project.

Luz Jaquez

For her outstanding contributions in support of the PPD Division Office and leadership of the PPD Support Services team.

Brendan Kiburg

For his leadership of the field analysis team for the Run 1 g-2 result and for excellent work chairing and organizing 2020’s Snowmass Community Planning meeting. Running a purely virtual community planning meeting was an unprecedented task. The successful and productive meeting was a crucial part of the Snowmass process.

Henry Lamm

For organizing the first-ever Fermilab Quantum Undergraduate Internship program, bringing many undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to Fermilab.

James Mott

For his leadership of the beam dynamics analysis, dealing with one of the systematic uncertainties that were on the critical path to releasing the Run 1 g-2 result.

Daniel Markley

For the development of an automated liquid helium filling system for the magnet used by the ADMX experiment at the University of Washington. The system enabled ADMX to keep running through the pandemic period and achieve its world-leading sensitivity to axion dark matter particles.

Stephen Parke

For his exceptional developments in the theory of neutrino oscillations that uncovered a new mathematical identity in linear algebra, enabling fast, simple calculations of certain properties of matrices, and neutrino propagation.

Nicholas Smith

For his instrumental work in transitioning the CMS data transfer operation to the new community transfer system Rucio, which is also used by DUNE, so that CMS can now increase transfers from more than 10 PB worldwide into the HL-LHC era.

Kourosh Taheri

For being a valuable resource in overcoming technical challenges related to the critical fabrication of the current leads for 4, SSRI solenoid magnets.

Ruth Van De Water

For organizing the first-ever Fermilab Quantum Undergraduate Internship program, bringing many undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to Fermilab.

Erik Voirin

For his unique technical contribution to minimize g-2 magnet field perturbation by developing a FEA model of electrostatic quadrupole pulsing.

Michael Wagman

For organizing the first-ever Fermilab Quantum Undergraduate Internship program, brining many undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to Fermilab.

Charles Wilson

For his excellent performance as a Geodesist. For his upgrade work of the Main Injector, Recycler Booster and Linac.