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US President's Early Career Awards For 105 Scientists And Engineers

US President Barack Obama Thursday named 105 researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

The winners will receive their awards at a Washington, DC ceremony this spring, the White House said.

The winners are: Renee Arias, National Peanut Research Laboratory; Matthew Thompson, Rocky Mountain Research Station; Kenong Xu, Cornell University; Nathan Bacheler, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Adam Creuziger, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Gijs de Boer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and University of Colorado-Boulder; Tara Lovestead, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Andrew Ludlow, National Institute of Standards and Technology; James Thorson, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Pieter Abbeel, University of California-Berkeley; Deji Akinwande, University of Texas-Austin; Jin-Hee Cho, US Army Research Laboratory; Sarah Cowie, University of Nevada-Reno; Dino Di Carlo, University of California-Los Angeles; Alon Gorodetsky, University of California-Irvine; Elad Harel, Northwestern University; Patrick Hopkins, University of Virginia; Anya Jones, University of Maryland; Colin Joye, Naval Research Laboratory; Lena Kourkoutis, Cornell University; Jennifer Miksis-Olds, Pennsylvania State University; Timothy Ombrello, Air Force Research Laboratory; Heather Pidcoke, US Army Institute of Surgical Research; James Rondinelli, Drexel University; Bozhi Tian, University of Chicago; Luke Zettlemoyer, University of Washington; Christopher Lemons, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University; Cynthia Puranik, University of Pittsburgh; Tonio Buonassisi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Milind Kulkarni, Purdue University; Keji Lai, University of Texas-Austin; Paul Ohodnicki, Jr., National Energy Technology Laboratory; Michelle O'Malley, University of California, Santa Barbara; Matthias Schindler, University of South Carolina; Jonathan Simon, University of Chicago; Michael Stadler, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Melissa Teague, Idaho National Laboratory; William Tisdale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Jonathan Hopkins, University of California, Los Angeles; Tammy Ma, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; David Mascareñas, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hillel Adesnik, University of California, Berkeley; Cheryl Broussard, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Samantha Brugmann, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; Namandje Bumpus, Johns Hopkins University; Jacob Carr, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Kafui Dzirasa, Duke University; Camilla Forsberg, University of California, Santa Cruz; Tina Goldstein, University of Pittsburgh; Viviana Gradinaru, California Institute of Technology; Jordan Green, Johns Hopkins University; Katie Kindt, National Institutes of Health; Andre Larochelle, National Institutes of Health; Jennifer Lorvick, RTI International; Courtney Miller, The Scripps Research Institute; Kiran Musunuru, Harvard University; David Pagliarini, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Sachin Patel, Vanderbilt University; Amy Ralston, University of California Santa Cruz; Carrie Reed, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Ervin Sejdic, University of Pittsburgh; Elizabeth Skidmore, University of Pittsburgh; Kay Tye, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Muhammad Walji, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston; Richard Briggs, U.S. Geological Survey; Jeffrey Pigati, U.S. Geological Survey; Maureen Purcell, U.S. Geological Survey; Paul Marasco, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center; Panagiotis Roussos, James J. Peters VA Medical Center; Erika Wolf, VA Boston Healthcare System; Rebecca Dodder, EPA; Alex Marten, EPA; Kregg Arms, National Security Agency; Nicole Bohannon, Central Intelligence Agency; Ashley Holt, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Jon Kosloski, National Security Agency; David Loveall, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Whitney Nelson, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; James Benardini, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Jin-Woo Han, NASA Ames Research Center; Michele Manuel, University of Florida; Andrew Molthan, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Colleen Mouw, Michigan Technological University; Vikram Shyam, NASA Glenn Research Center; Adam Abate, University of California at San Francisco; Marcel Agueros, Columbia University; Arezoo Ardekani, University of Notre Dame; Cullen Buie, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Erin Carlson, Indiana University; Antonius Dieker, Georgia Tech Research Corporation; Erika Edwards, Brown University; Julia Grigsby, Boston College; Todd Gureckis, New York University; Tessa Hill, University of California - Davis; Daniel Krashen, University of Georgia; Rahul Mangharam, University of Pennsylvania; David Masiello, University of Washington; Daniel McCloskey, College of Staten Island, City University of New York; Shwetak Patel, University of Washington; Aaron Roth, University of Pennsylvania; Sayeef Salahuddin, University of California, Berkeley; Jakita Thomas, Spelman College; Joachim Walther, University of Georgia; Kristen Wendell, University of Massachusetts-Boston; Benjamin Williams, University of California-Los Angeles.

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