2016 JPL Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Awards

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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

The researchers won a competition at the annual Postdoctoral Research Day. 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 23rd awards ceremony and were presented with commemorative plaques by JPL Chief Scientist, Dan McCleese.


The five winners were:

  • Hironao Miyatake for his work on Evidence of Halo Assembly Bias in Massive Clusters

  • Surendra Adhikari for his work on Climate and Polar Motion During the GRACE Period

  • Maria Hakuba for her work on Hemispheric Energy Balance from an Ocean Perspective

  • Catherine Elder for her work on A New Method for Mapping the Rock Size Frequency Distribution on the Moon using Diviner Infrared Measurements

  • Jessica Creamer for her work on Improving Chiral Resolution of Amino Acid Biomarkers by Capillary Electrophoresis with Laser Induced Fluorescence Detection


To learn more about JPL's postdoctoral programs, please visit http://postdocs.jpl.nasa.gov.