Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association

Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association

Upcoming Online Events

Online Game Night

Wednesday, April 1st we'll have an online game night starting at 7 pm. Sign up here.

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Movie Night

Join our Movie Night on Friday, April 3rd at 8 PM to watch Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Sign up here.

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Language Tandem

Would you like to practice your language skills via Zoom? Join our Language Tandem. Sign up here.

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On Sunday, April 5th, 2020 at 3 PM, we'll have our first BLPA Bake-Together!
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Due to the COVID-19 precautions, we have to cancel all planned in-person BLPA events. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe!

We planned several online activities for our postdocs. Stay tuned!

Past events

Cultural Lunch – Georgia
Thanks to Zara Bagdasarian, a postdoc in the Nuclear Science Division, on Friday, March 27th, we visited the country of Georgia! You can watch Zara's...
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Getting Things Done
During our February Postdoc-to-Postdoc, Ryan Kingsbury, a postdoc in ETA, gave us an introduction to GTD practices and described how they can enhance our productivity...
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Hike: Rock City in Diablo State Park
A group of 29 postdocs went to Rock City park in Diablo State park on Saturday Feb 22nd, for the first BLPA hike of the...
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Cultural Lunch – Ireland
In January we travel to Ireland during our Cultural Lunch. Thanks to Oisin Creaner, a postdoc in NERSC, we learned about fascinating Irish history. Check...
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Hike to Donner Canyon Falls in Diablo State Park
A group of 21 postdocs and guests went to Mt. Diablo State park on Saturday, Dec. 14th, 2019 to hike along Donner Creek. They hiked...
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Hike to Windy Hill Open Space Preserve
A group of 21 postdocs went to the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve on Saturday, Nov. 16th, 2019 to embark on the Windy Hill Loop....
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Postdoc Orientation – November
Our monthly orientation for new LBNL postdocs took place on Tuesday, November 5. The orientation slides are available here
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Halloween Meet&Greet
Our November Meet&Greet was full of spooky networking fueled by tons of Halloween candy and ice-cream. We had special guests this month, a group of...
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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!

Leticia Arnedo-Sanchez, Co-chair

Chemical Sciences Division

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

Energy Storage & Distributed Resources Division

Fadji Maina, Committee Leader

Energy Geosciences Division
Personal website

Venkitesh Ayyar, Committee Leader

Computational Research Division
Personal website

Karol Krizka, Treasurer

Physics Division

Louise Frenck, Board Member

Materials Science Division

Yusen Qiao, Board Member

Chemical Sciences Division

Pei Li, Board Member

Energy Geosciences Division

Oisín Creaner, Board Member

Computational Research Division