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May 2021 PSE Employees of the Month

Paulette Dahlberg and Ivan Tolstukhin are recognized as PSE Employees of the Month

The Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Employees of the Month program recognizes individuals from two categories each month — programmatic and operations — based on the excellence of their work and demonstration of Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.

May 2021 PSE Employee of the Month — Operations Category

  • Paulette Dahlberg, administrative assistant for Argonne’s Physics (PHY) division, supports staff with outstanding efficiency and knowledge of laboratory processes. She consistently goes above and beyond to help the division solve problems and improve processes. Her efforts demonstrate Argonne’s Core Values of Impact, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.

May 2021 PSE Employee of the Month — Programmatic Category

  • Ivan Tolstukhin, a physicist in PHY, supported the installation, testing and operation of the HELIOS spectrometer at ATLAS. He spent eight weeks of long days and evenings setting up this hugely complex system. His extraordinary dedication had an impact, enabling a successful experiment of strategic importance to Argonne and its collaborators.

Each month, the PSE Associate Laboratory Director and Division Directors review PSE Employees of the Month nominations and select recipients. All Argonne employees are eligible for nomination, including people within PSE and those who work with PSE. All PSE staff, postdocs and students are welcome to submit nominations. The call for nominations opens on the first of each month.

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