Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Congrats to Berkeley Lab's Ashok Gadgil!

Ashok Gadgil, a scientist at U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has won the Lifetime Achievement award of the 2012 Zayed Future Energy Prize. The award was announced in Abu Dhabi today.

The $3.5 million Zayed Future Energy Prize recognizes and rewards innovation, leadership and longterm vision in renewable energy and sustainability. The award is named in honor of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late ruler of Abu Dhabi and the founding father of the United Arab Emirates. The 2012 Zayed Future Energy Prize was presented to three winners and two runners up at the award ceremony at the Emirates Palace.

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Ashok Gadgil holds Haitian and Darfur at Berkeley Lab's stove testing facility. (Credit: Roy Kaltschmidt/Berkeley Lab)

Gadgil, director of Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division and UC Berkeley professor of civil and environmental engineering, was recognized for


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