2019 Postdoctoral Performance Award recipients
The laboratory will honor recipients of the 2019 Postdoctoral Performance Awards at a reception Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. in the Building 213 Bistro Open Area. Welcome remarks will begin at 2:15 p.m. followed by presentation of awards. Light refreshments will be served. All employees are welcome to attend. The Postdoctoral Society of Argonne (PSA) will be recognized for its leadership and contributions to the postdoctoral community. Add to Your Calendar
The 2019 Postdoctoral Performance Award in the basic research category will be shared between Arun Mannodi Kanakkithodi (NST) and Cunming Liu (XSD). Kanakkithodi was nominated for his contributions to the understanding of electronic properties of semiconductor materials for energy applications. Liu was nominated for his research in uncovering fundamental mechanistic details on the electronic and structural response of photoexcited perovskite materials.
The 2019 Postdoctoral Performance Award in applied research will be shared among Marco Tulio Fonseca Rodrigues (CSE), Yingjie Li (CSE), and Niranjan Parab (XSD). Fonseca Rodrigues was nominated for his contributions to multiple lithium-ion battery (LiB) projects. Li was nominated for her research in the area of electrochemistry of battery cathode materials and in inventing and developing a new cathode material additive for lithium batteries. Parab’s nomination stems from pioneering work in the field of additive manufacturing.
The 2019 Postdoctoral Performance Award in the engineering research category will be awarded to Jianzhe Liu (ES) and Qi Li (ES). Liu’s research has led to significant advancements in the key technical areas of security and resilience and system operations, power flow, and control. Li was nominated for his work in developing a set of methods, metrics, and tools related to quantify and propagate uncertainty in building energy modeling.
The Postdoctoral Performance Awards were established by the Leadership Institute to recognize the significant contributions postdoctoral appointees make to Argonne and U.S. Department of Energy missions. The three categories acknowledge the diverse expertise of Argonne’s postdoctoral community and the value of postdoctoral appointees’ contributions to the laboratory’s mission of accelerating science and technology that drive U.S. prosperity and security. Nominations were reviewed by staff from across the lab using a blind review process in which nominations were scrubbed of identifying information, division information, and gender-specific language.