Natalie Smith (IMAGE) Southwest Research Institute Caption The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has selected SwRI’s Dr. Natalie Smith as the recipient of the 2022 Dilip R. Ballal Early Career Award. Smith is pictured at the Institute’s Pumped Thermal Energy Storage Facility. Credit Southwest Research Institute Usage Restrictions Images/videos may be used by the media and the public for educational and informational purposes only. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.