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Thursday, November 01, 2007
Kirby receives Presidential award in White House ceremony

On November 1st, Assistant Professor Brian Kirby received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in ceremonies at the White House and at the Department of Energy.  According to the US Office of Science and Technology Policy, the PECASE award is based on "a combination of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and community service demonstrated through scientific leadership and community outreach" and is "the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers." DOE's press release quotes Professor Kirby's "...pioneering work in nanoscale electrokinetic transport, pathogen and chemical detection, quantum data storage, and advanced microsystems that are critical to developing technical capabilities for stockpile stewardship, enhanced surety and non-proliferation".

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See http://www.science.doe.gov/Accomplishments_Awards/PECASE/2007_PECASE%20Brochure.pdf for more information.