Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association

Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association

News and Upcoming Events

NPAW 2020 Meet & Greet

Join our virtual Meet&Greet on September 22, 2020, at 7:00 PM to enjoy fun community building and networking games and activities.

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NPAW 2020 Game Night

On Wednesday, September 23rd we invite you to our online game night starting at 7:30 pm. Sign up here. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team/person!

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LINC Tech Talk

Lab-Industry Networking Connection Committee (LINC) invites for the next Virtual Tech Talks! On Friday, September 25, 12 pm, you will have a chance to learn more and network with Membrion. Sign up here.

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Pub Quiz

Join us at Zoom for our virtual Pub Night to say hi to other Berkeley Lab postdocs and friends on Friday, September 25th, at 8 PM. BYOB :)

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National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2020

Happy National Postdoc Appreciation Week!

Next week is packed with events to celebrate our amazing Berkeley Lab postdoc community; make sure to read on for all the details. Don’t forget to sign up to share your talents at the NPAW Open Mic, organized by the Career Pathways Office and the IDEA Office!

Past events

Cultural Lunch – Kerala
On Friday, August 21st, Sooraj Radhakrishnan, from the Nuclear Science Division, presented a cultural lunch about "Kerala - one of many Indias".  If you missed...
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Cultural Lunch – From Wuhan to the US in COVID era
On Friday, August 7th Kang Yao, a postdoc in the Energy Storage & Distributed Resources Division, shared with us “12.25.2019 - 6.25.2020 my story from Wuhan...
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Cultural Lunch – Trinidad and Tobago
On Friday, July 24th our Cultural Lunch brought us to Trinidad and Tobago, thanks to Jonelle Basso, a postdoc in Joined Genome Institute. If you...
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Cultural Lunch – Queer Culture
On Friday, June 26th our Cultural Lunch celebrated the Queer Culture. Amalie Thewarta, a postdoc in the Materials Sciences Division, talked about "Pride: a beginner's guide...
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Postdoc-to-Postdoc Science Policy
On Friday, June 5th, BLPA hosted the Postdoc-to-Postdoc brown bag with Kathy Shield, a co-founder of the Science Policy Group at Berkeley. Here you can...
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Cultural Lunch – British Columbia
During or Cultural Lunch on May 22nd, we travelled together with Karol Krizka, a postdoc in the Physics Division, to British Columbia, Canada. If you...
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Cultural Lunch – India
On Friday, May 8th, Pramod Bhuvankar, a postdoc in the Energy Geosciences Division, presented the Cultural Lunch “India: The land of paradoxes, and unity in...
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Cultural Lunch – Spain
Leticia Arnedo-Sanchez and Sergio Carrero Romero brought us for a journey (ofc, virtual) full of delicious food, beautiful nature, festivals, and art to Spain! Did you miss the...
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BLPA Board

BLPA is made up of volunteers – and we are always looking to grow! Are you interested? Do you want to know about the inner workings of BLPA and contribute to the postdoc community, building a larger network? Please contact us (postdoc (at) or sign up to check out one of our many committees!

Maria Żurek
Co-chair, Webmaster

Nuclear Science Division
Personal website

Oisín Creaner

Computational Research Division

Gözde Barım, Committee Leader
Lab-Industry Networking Connection (LINC)

Energy Storage & Distributed Resources Division

Ryan Kingsbury, Committee Leader

Energy Storage & Distributed Resources Division

Louise Frenck, Committee Leader

Materials Science Division

Lisa Claus, Committee Leader
Community Building (Social)

Computational Research Division

Karol Krizka, Treasurer

Physics Division

Leticia Arnedo-Sanchez, Board Member

Chemical Sciences Division

Pei Li, Board Member

Energy Geosciences Division