May 6, 2015
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has awarded Physical and life Sciences (PLS) climate scientist David Bader with 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.
William Collins of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Mark Taylor of Sandia National Laboratory, California were co-winners of the award.
This award is bestowed on a group or team of employees who accomplished significant achievements on behalf of the department.
Launched in July 2014, ACME is a multi-institutional effort involving eight DOE national labs, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, four academic institutions and one private-sector company. ACME is intended to accelerate the development and application of fully coupled, state-of-the-science Earth-system models for scientific and energy applications.
Bader has worked in the national lab arena since 1985, starting his career at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory first as a research scientist and then moving up to a senior research scientist and eventually a project manager. From 2003-2009, he was director of the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI) at Lawrence Livermore. 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.
The Secretary's Awards Program is designed to recognize the career service and contributions of DOE employees to the mission of the department and to the benefit of the nation.