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.
September 2021 PSE Employee of the Month — Operations category
Colleen Tobolic, Division Property Representative for Argonne’s Physics division, conducted a sensitive item inventory that involved accounting for over 350 items. Tobolic’s hard work ensured that the division met the deadline for the task, and her efforts display Argonne’s Core Values of Impact and Teamwork.
September 2021 PSE Employee of the Month — Programmatic category
Nathan Guisinger, a scientist in Argonne’s Nanoscience and Technology division, led the implementation of laboratory modifications to upgrade Argonne’s Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) with a cutting-edge tool. His technical expertise and strong leadership have impacted CNM’s research capabilities and user community, and his efforts have positioned CNM well for an upcoming review.
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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