October 26, 2015
Climate scientist David Bader has been elected a fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS).
Election to the grade of AMS fellow recognizes outstanding contributions to advance atmospheric and related sciences, technologies, applications and services for the benefit of society.
"I feel honored to have been recognized by my peers, which I believe is the most satisfying award that a scientist can receive," Bader said.
Bader has worked in the national lab arena since 1985, starting his career at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a research scientist and then moving up to a senior research scientist and eventually a project manager. From 2003-09, he was director of the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMD) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In 2009 he moved to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he was the founding deputy director of the lab's Climate Change Science Institute and was assigned for six months as a senior research adviser for Climate Change to the DOE Office of Science Director. He returned to Livermore in 2011 as Climate Program leader.
Earlier this year, Bader earned a DOE Secretarial Honor Award for his leadership of the Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) project. The Secretarial Honor Awards are the department's highest form of non-monetary employee recognition. Individual and team awardees are selected by the secretary of Energy.