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If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments, please send us an e-mail: [email protected]

BLPA committees

We are always on the lookout for new events that could be fun and that we can bring to the postdoc community together as well as enthusiastic individuals interested in serving the postdoc community. If you have any ideas for events, please let us know by email to [email protected] or by dropping a line to a board member you know. If you’d like to volunteer with BLPA, please fill out this form.

Social/Outdoor Committee

BLPA Social/Outdoor Committee puts together a wide variety of events to enrich the postdocs’ personal lives and support networking among postdocs in a social context. We organize activities including movie nights, game nights, cultural lunches, meet & greet events, a labmate program for new postdocs and we are happy to include new ideas. Join us to support social interactions among postdocs at Berkeley Lab.

When it is safe to do so, we are going to have in-person events and outdoor activities again.

Communication Committee

BLPA Communication Committee is the link between all BLPA committees. We enhance communication between the BLPA board and lab-wide postdoctoral community and foster networking and collaborative communication across divisions. Join us in preparing newsletters and documents used to announce BLPA events, creative writing science blogs, updating the BLPA website, designing posters/flyers and so much more fun!

Lab-Industry Networking Connection (LINC) Committee

BLPA LINC committee organizes virtual tech talks, postdoc-to-postdoc seminars, networking events and career fairs to educate postdocs about careers beyond academia and facilitate effective networking between postdocs and industry partners. Join us if you are interested in expanding your professional network and exploring opportunities beyond academia while improving your communication, public speaking, leadership, time and project management skills.  

BLPA board

The Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association (BLPA) is an organization that is run by, and for, postdocs, grad students, visiting members and early-career scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBL). We aim at providing support, activities and building a network.

Lisa Claus
Co-chair

Computational Research Division

Louise Frenck, Committee Leader
Outdoor and Community Building (Social)

Materials Science Division

Pramod Bhuvankar, Committee Leader
Communication

Energy Geosciences Division

Maximilian Bremer, Committee Leader
Lab-Industry Networking Connection (LINC)

Computational Research Division

Joseph Stevens
Webmaster

Joint BioEnergy Institute

Jonelle Basso
Treasurer

Joint Genome Institute

Oisín Creaner
Board member

Computational Research Division

Advisory Board

Valentine Trotter (Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology)

Roel Van Beeumen (Computational Research Division)

Antoine Wojdyla (Advanced Light Source)

Björn Enders (NERSC)

Previous Board Members

Fadji Maina (Energy Geosciences Division)

Yusen Qiao (Chemical Sciences Division)

Jonathan Madsen (NERSC)

Roel Van Beeumen (Computational Research Division)

Louise Lassalle (Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division)

Ro-Ya Liu (Advanced Light Source)

Nameera Baig (Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division)

Arnoud Everhardt (Materials Sciences Division)

Ngoc Bui (Molecular Foundry)

Sophia Betzler (Materials Sciences Division)

Junsong Lin (Physics Division)

Ivana Hasa (Energy Storage & Distributed Resources Division)

Björn Enders (Advanced Light Source)

Judit Oliver-Meseguer (Chemical Sciences Division)

Valentine Trotter (Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology)

Antoine Wojdyla (Materials Sciences Division)

Hang Deng (Earth & Environmental Sciences)

Jana Voriskova (Climate & Ecosystem Sciences)

Robert Streubel (Materials Sciences Division)

Valentine Trotter (Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology)

Greg Su (Advanced Light Source)

Nils Zimmermann (Computational Research Division)

Sinead Griffin (Molecular Foundry)

Mengsu Hu (Earth & Environmental Sciences)

Shan Dou (Earth & Environmental Sciences)

Kenneth Higa (Energy Technologies Area)

Protonu Basu (Computational Research Division)

Brandon Krull (Computational Research Division)

Tetiana Shalapska (Materials Sciences Division)

Cameron Coates

Jing Xu (Energy Technologies Area)

Jochen Thaeder (Physics Division)

Lydia Terborg (Energy Technologies Area)

Juliane Mueller (Computational Research Division)

Dilip Vasudevan

Rose Abramoff

Jingjing Zhang

Teresa Eaton

Board members of the Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association (Arnoud E., Louisse Lassalle, Judit Oliver-Messeguer, Jana Voriskova, and Ruimin Qiao) – September 2017
Board members of the Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association (Tetiana Shalapska, Jana Voriskova, Karol Krizka, Robert Streubel, Judit Oliver-Messeguer, Valentine Trotter, Hang Deng, and Roel Van Beeumen)
From left to right: Lydia Terborg, Jing, Cameron Coates, Robert Streubel, Greg Su, (sitting) Antoine Wojdyla, Hang Deng, Sinead Griffin, Valentine Totter and Tetiana Shalapska. Not on the picture: Aaron Hammack, Kenneth Higa, Georgios Michelogiannakis, Julianne Mueller, Nils Zimmerman, and Jochen Thaeder
From left to right: Lydia Terborg, Jing Xu, Cameron Coates, Robert Streubel, Greg Su, (sitting) Antoine Wojdyla, Hang Deng, Sinead Griffin, Valentine Totter and Tetiana Shalapska.
Not on the picture: Aaron Hammack, Kenneth Higa, Georgios Michelogiannakis, Juliane Mueller, Nils Zimmermann, and Jochen Thaeder — March 2016