2023 Director’s Excellence in Publication Awards

The Office of the Deputy Director for Science and Technology has announced the winners of the 2023 Director’s S&T Excellence in Publication Awards.

The winning 19 papers cover the spectrum of research at the Laboratory across its entire range of core competencies. Nine of the papers were authored by Laboratory researchers, six by postdocs and four by students.

The Director’s Excellence in Publication Awards acknowledge and reward outstanding scientific and technical publications by Laboratory staff. Publications honored by this award are judged to have an especially significant impact on the external scientific and technical community or important Laboratory missions. For more information about award criteria, visit the Awards Workbench.

The 2023 winners are:

Authored by Staff category

A Fast and Accurate Physics-Informed Neural Network Reduced Order Model with Shallow Masked Autoencoder
Youngsoo Choi

Chemistry-Mediated Ostwald Ripening in Carbon-Rich C/O Systems at Extreme Conditions
Nir Goldman, Larry Fried, Sorin Bastea

Conservative and Accurate Solution Transfer between High-Order and Low-Order Refined Finite Element Spaces
Tzanio Kolev

Increased Ion Temperature and Neutron Yield Observed in Magnetized Indirectly Driven D2-Filled Capsule Implosions on the National Ignition Facility*
John Moody, Sergei Kucheyev, Suhas Bhandarkar, Dean Holunga, Abbas Nikroo, Scott Winters, Bradley Pollock, Bernard Kozioziemski, Jeffrey Bude, Nobuhiko Izumi, Nicholas Orsi, George Zimmerman, Hong Sio, Evan Carroll, Laurent Divol, Jalal Javedani, Kenneth Piston, David Strozzi, Jeremy Kroll, Bryan Ferguson, Anthony Johnson, Christopher Provencher, Jonathan Fry, Shahab Khan, Christopher Walsh, Justin Angus, Lisa Hagler, Daniel Kalantar, James Sater, Gregory Kemp, Benjamin Bachmann, Kenneth Skulina, Brandon Lahmann, Mark Herrmann, William Stygar, Nathan Masters, Vincent Tang

Internal Variability and Forcing Influence Model–Satellite Differences in the Rate of Tropical Tropospheric Warming
Stephen Po-Chedley, Celine Bonfils

Iterative Reconstruction of the Electron Density and Effective Atomic Number Using a Non-Linear Forward Model
Kadri Mohan, Steven Glenn, Harry Martz Jr.

Measuring the Melting Curve of Iron at Super-Earth Core Conditions
Yuan Ping, Richard Kraus, Suzanne Ali, Jonathan Belof, Lorin Benedict, Dave Braun, Federica Coppari, Dayne Fratanduono, Sebastien Hamel, Andy Krygier, James McNaney, Marius Millot, Philip Myint, Dane Sterbentz, Damian Swift, Chris Wehrenberg, Jon Eggert

Responsive Materials Architected in Space and Time
Xiaoxing Xia, Christopher Spadaccini

(U) Risk of Nuclear Material Theft
Adam Radin, Dennis Peterson, Clinton Pitts

Authored by Postdocs category

CO2 Laser Sintering of Garnet-Type Solid-State Electrolytes
Allison Browar

Gaussian Process Classification for Galaxy Blend Identification in LSST
James Buchanan

Light Curve Completion and Forecasting Using Fast and Scalable Gaussian Processes (MuyGPs)
Alec Dunton

Modeling of High Intensity Orbital Angular Momentum Beams for Laser-Plasma Interactions
Andrew Longman

Predicting Asteroid Material Properties from a DART-Like Kinetic Impact
Kathryn Kumamoto

Topology Optimization of 3D Flow Fields for Flow Batteries
Tiras Lin


Authored by Students category

AMM: Adaptive Multilinear Meshes
Duong Hoang

Polyoxometalates as Ligands to Synthesize, Isolate and Characterize Compounds of Rare Isotopes on the Microgram Scale
Ian Colliard

Single-Shot Measurements of Pulse-Front Tilt in Intense PS Laser Pulses and its Effect on Accelerated Electron and Ion Beam Characteristics
Elizabeth Grace

Use of Wire Grid Polarizers with Liquid Crystal Display for Large-Volume Stereolithography
Nicholas Rodriguez

*Only Lab employees noted, except for select Postdoc and Student papers