Professor Bill Dorland has received the Department of Energy’s E.O. Lawrence Award for his “scientific leadership in the development of comprehensive computer simulations of plasma turbulence, and his specific predictions, insights, and improved understanding of turbulent transport in magnetically-confined plasma experiments”. The Lawrence Award, established in 1959, recalls Ernest Orlando Lawrence, an American physicist and engineer who won the Nobel Prize in 1939; the DoE’s Lawrence Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore laboratories are named in his honor.

The E.O. Lawrence Award recognizes exceptional contributions by mid-career scientists supporting the DoE and its mission to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States. It consists of a gold medal, a citation and an honorarium of $50,000. Congratulations to Bill Dorland!