There are more than 1,600 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers involved in the current Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC), BES energy storage and fuels from sunlight Energy Innovation Hubs, BES Computational Materials Sciences awards (CMS), and BES Computational Chemical Sciences awards (CCS).

To highlight their accomplishments and further the development of the future scientific energy workforce, the Department of Energy’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) sponsored a Student and Postdoc Team Science Contest as part of the 2021 Virtual EFRC-Hub-CMS-CCS Principal Investigators’ Meeting on October 18-19, 2021. Each Director was invited to nominate a team of two or more graduate student and/or postdoctoral researchers to present a joint virtual talk about their center research. The DOE EFRC management team selected 9 teams to give talks.

The abstracts of all the finalist talks can be found on pages 60-68 of the PI Meeting Program Book. The teams are listed below. Team members are highlighted in red; presenters at the meeting are underlined.

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