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Materials Science and Engineering Professors Qian Chen and Pinshane Huang Receive Sloan Research FellowshipsThu, 02/15/2018 - 16:00
Three Illinois scientists are among 126 recipients of the 2018 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. According to the foundation, the awards “honor early career scholars whose achievements mark them as among the very best scientific minds working today.” Winners receive a two-year $65,000 fellowship to further their research.
Renske van der Veen, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Illinois and Affiliate Professor in both Materials Science and Engineering and the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Lab (MRL), recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for her submitted proposal.
Paul Braun, Racheff Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Director of the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Lab (MRL) at Illinois, will be adding Materials Research Society (MRS) Fellow to his list of accolades.
MatSE Assistant Professor Christopher Evans recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for his submitted proposal, “Nanoscale Resolution of Interfacial Materials Physics in Dry, Ionic Polymers.”
The NSF’s Early Career Development Program’s CAREER awards are prestigious, competitive awards given to young faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research. The program will provide five years of support for each award.
“We’re using a novel direct imaging and quantitative analysis tool we developed in the last two years,” Chen said. “Asphaltenes are complex aromatic hydrocarbons in crude oil, whose aggregation deleteriously affects almost all aspects of petroleum utilizations, from oil transport (upstream sector) to oil refining (downstream sector).