API Member Highlights

Akshay Sharma

Akshay Sharma grew up in India, attended high school in New Delhi, and studied mechanical engineering at college in Manipal, Karnataka in the south of India. He then earned a master's in mechanical engineering at Columbia University and specialized in energy systems. Read the full interview>>

Alicia Chang

Alicia Chang is Vice President of Berkeley Lab Foundation and Deputy Chief Development Officer at the Lab. She recognizes the significant impact the Lab has had on science, and she shares some thoughts about how philanthropic funding can complement other funding sources. Read the full interview>>

Asmita Patel

Asmita Patel, the Deputy Division Director, Operations for the Lab’s Accelerator Technology & Applied Physics Division, is a proud military mother and active Veterans Employee Resource Group member. In this interview, she shares how being the parent of an active duty service member influences her work with veteran outreach and what Veterans Day means to her. Read the full interview>>

Erin Harbin

Erin Harbin has been at Berkeley Lab for the past 15 years and is currently the Principal Administrator in the Building Technologies and Urban Systems (BTUS) Division. She leads the administrative and operations staff and helps operationalize and navigate complex business processes so that researchers can focus on their science. Erin is also heavily involved in the annual operating planning process for the Lab’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) portfolio as well as a number of California Energy Commission projects. Read the full interview>>

Pat Jung

Pat Jung of the Project Management Office has always been drawn to places where creative people work towards limiting our environmental impact, first as a landscape architect and then as a green building consultant. Read the full interview>>

Harshimi Mukundan

Harshini has lived many professional lives. Originally from Chennai, India, and having completed college in Delhi (for the most part), she went to the U.S. for graduate studies, worked at a biotech startup for a couple of years, and then became a National Institutes of Health (NIH) postdoc at Los Alamos National Laboratory. In 2009, she was hired as a scientist at Los Alamos, where she remained for many years. In this role, she helped to grow their diagnostics portfolio on global health, pandemic preparedness, and national security, and then transitioned to serve as the Group Leader for Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy.   Read the full interview>>