Congratulations to Chemistry concentrator Lucas Sanchez, Class of '21 on receiving a Goldwater Scholarship from the State of California. The Goldwater Scholarships are the highest science honor for undergraduates. Lucas is looking forward to conducting research in green and environmental chemistry and teach at the university level. His mentors are Professors Amit Basu, Jerome Robinson and Brenda Rubenstein.
Prof. Ou Chen was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship for 2020. This fellowship is awarded to outstanding early-career researchers. The full list of those awarded a Sloan fellowship can be found here.
"CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization." Read Prof. Chen's award-winning abstract,Understanding Quasicrystalline Superstructures Formed from Pyramidal Nanocrystals.
Muchun Liu received The Best Presentation Award at 2019 MRS Fall Meeting held December 1-6, 2019. She gave a talk in "2D Nanomaterials-Based Nanofluidics" symposium, titled "Mechanically Stable Graphene Oxide Membranes with Reduced Permeate Path Lengths by Vertical Nanochannel Alignment"
Winning the Student Track was H2Ok Innovations, led by David Lu, a Brown University undergraduate studying chemistry and computer. H2OK Innovations, which uses artificial intelligence data analytics to map sources of contamination in underground drinking water pipes that are targeted for replacement, received $15,000 in cash plus $43,975 in professional and consulting services.