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2010 JPL Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Awards
2010 JPL Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Awards

Winners of the annual 2010 Postdoc Research Day gave seminars on their research and were presented with plaques to commemorate the event.


Ceremonies held in September honored four postdoctoral scholars for their outstanding research efforts at JPL.

The researchers won a competition at the Labs Postdoctoral Research Day, held in August. The day showcased the outstanding work of postdoctoral scholars in the fields of Earth Science, Astrophysics and Space Science, Planetary Science and Life Detection, and Technology, Instrumentation, and Engineering.

The winners delivered lectures on their work at the September 13 awards ceremony and were presented with commemorative plaques by JPL Chief Scientist Dan McCleese.

The four winners were:

  • Alexey Pankine (Planetary Science and Life Detection) for "Water Vapor Transport During Summer in the Martian Arctic"
  • Carmen Boening (Earth Science) for "Record-High Ocean Bottom Pressure in the South Pacific Observed by GRACE"
  • Jason Young (Astrophysics and Space Science) for "Electron Impact Excitation of Lyman-Birge-Hopfield Band Emissions"
  • Cecile Jung (Technology, Instrumentation, and Engineering) for "Silicon Micromachining Technology for THz Applications"
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