Caltech’s Resnick Sustainability Institute Principal Investigator Dr. Frances Arnold Receives Eni Award in Renewable & Non-Conventional Energy

first_img Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week A principal scientific investigator at the Caltech Resnick Sustainability Institute, Dr. Frances Arnold, has received this year’s Eni Award in Renewable and Non-Conventional Energy, it was announced today.The Eni Award for Renewable and Non-Conventional energy is one of several annual awards presented by Eni, an integrated energy company based in Italy, according to a news statement.Arnold leads a team that has combined chemistry and molecular biology to develop a new field of directed evolution. Directed evolution enables the discovery and optimization of biological catalysts – including those for making fuels and chemicals from renewable resources and for environmentally-friendly chemical processes.Arnold is Caltech’s Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry and, in her role, oversees much of the biofuels research at the Resnick Institute.The Resnick Institute is Caltech’s studio focused on the breakthroughs that will change the balance of the world’s sustainability. It marries bold creativity and deep scientific knowledge by encouraging original thinking and orthogonal ideas, according to a news statement.In 2012, Dr. Harry A Atwater received the Eni award for developing new ultrathin, high-efficiency solar cells. Atwater is Caltech’s Howard Hughes Professor and professor of applied physics and materials science, as well as director of the Resnick Sustainability Institute. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Community Newscenter_img HerbeautyHere’s What Experts Say Women Want In A ManHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Science and Technology Caltech’s Resnick Sustainability Institute Principal Investigator Dr. Frances Arnold Receives Eni Award in Renewable & Non-Conventional Energy From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 | 11:23 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board

first_imgBill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft has decided to step down from both the Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway boards.The announcement was made Friday on his Linkedin account.Gates who co-founded the Microsoft brand in 1975 with Paul Allen, says that he believes the company is in capable hands and that stepping down will allow him to focus on his philanthropic work:“I have made the decision to step down from both of the public boards on which I serve – Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway – to dedicate more time to philanthropic priorities including global health and development, education, and my increasing engagement in tackling climate change,” Gates said. “The leadership at the Berkshire companies and Microsoft has never been stronger, so the time is right to take this step.”While Gates says he will be stepping down from the board, he will not be stepping away from the company and will still have a say in it’s direction and vision:“With respect to Microsoft, stepping down from the board in no way means stepping away from the company,” Gates said. “Microsoft will always be an important part of my life’s work and I will continue to be engaged with Satya and the technical leadership to help shape the vision and achieve the company’s ambitious goals. I feel more optimistic than ever about the progress the company is making and how it can continue to benefit the world.”Gates was CEO of the company up until 2000 when he transferred to company over to Steve Ballmer. In 2014, Microsoft’s current CEO Satya Nadella took over with Gates serving as director of the board. He then decided to dedicate more of his time to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.“Bill founded our company with a belief in the democratizing force of software and a passion to solve society’s most pressing challenges and Microsoft and the world are better for it, Nadella said.” ” The board has benefited from Bill’s leadership and vision. And Microsoft will continue to benefit from Bill’s ongoing technical passion and advice to drive our products and services forward. I am grateful for Bill’s friendship and look forward to continuing to work alongside him to realize our mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.”Microsoft is considered one of the most successful companies in the world with a market cap of $1.21 trillion. Gates continues to be one of it’s top shareholders owning 1.36%last_img read more

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Boynton Beach Man Pulls Gun on Girlfriend, Leads Police on 100MPH Chase

first_imgBoynton Beach Police say a man fled from officers by driving at 100mph, causing several crashes after pulling a gun on his girlfriend in the middle of an argument.Officers arrested 22-year-old Jacques Joseph this week on charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault on an officer, fleeing or eluding police, and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.The dispute allegedly started outside the woman’s home on Miner Road. Police say Joseph and the woman were arguing, when he suddenly pointed a gun at her.Police located Joseph in the driver’s seat of an SUV at a home on NE 1st Street. He sped away as an officer was trying to conduct a traffic stop.Courtesy: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s OfficeAccording to the arrest report, Joseph drove recklessly through city streets, onto to I-95, and to Delray Beach while going about 100 mph. At one point, he slammed on his brakes and swerved toward an officer, causing that officer to move to avoid a crash.The pursuit resulted in crashes involving civilian and law enforcement vehicles, according to police.Officers eventually were able to detain Joseph on Linton Blvd. in Delray Beach.Although they did not find the weapon he had used on the woman, a witness told officers that she heard the “racking” of a gun during the argument.Joseph was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail. He made his first court appearance Thursday morning, where a judge set a $5,000 bond.last_img read more

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