Matthew Carbone, a doctoral candidate in David Reichman’s group at Columbia University, has been awarded a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) to support his Chemical Physics research.
Carbone, from Gillette, New Jersey, received bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Physics from the University of Rochester. Less than 5 percent of applicants are chosen for the fellowship each year.
The DOE CSGF, administered by the Krell Institute of Ames, Iowa, is funded by the DOE’s Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration. Each year, the program grants fellowships to support doctoral students whose education and research focus on using high-performance computers to solve complex science and engineering problems of national importance. Since it was launched in 1991, the DOE CSGF has supported 436 students at more than 65 universities.
DOE CSGF students receive full tuition and fees plus an annual stipend and academic allowance, renewable for up to four years. In return, recipients must complete courses in a scientific or engineering discipline plus computer science and applied mathematics. They also must do a three-month research practicum at one of 21 DOE laboratories or sites across the country.
Carbone joins a group of 20 first-year fellows in 2017, bringing the total number of current DOE CSGF recipients to 79 students in 14 states.
The fellowship and related practicum experiences are effective workforce recruitment tools for the national laboratories. Nearly a quarter of all DOE CSGF alumni currently work or have worked in a DOE lab setting. Others pursue careers in academia, industry or government, where they introduce and advocate for computational science as a tool for discovery.
Ames, Iowa (September 18, 2017)
Two of our colleagues have been awarded ACS national awards. The Irving Langmuir Award has been given to George Flynn and the Ahmed Zewail Award has been awarded to Xiaoyang Zhu. Let’s congratulate both of them on this special achievement!
Read more about ACS 2018 national award winners here.
The American Chemical Society has selected Professor Bruce Berne as the 2017 recipient of the Peter Debye Award, sponsored by DuPont.
To read more about the Peter Debye award, visit the ACS website.
The Columbia Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA) has awarded its prestigious Pupin Medal for Service to the Nation in Science, Technology, or Engineering to Professor Ron Breslow. The Pupin Medal recognizes scientists for impactful contributions to science that are of broad and lasting significance to society. It has been awarded periodically by the CEAA since 1958, and is named in honor of Michael Pupin, a Columbia alumnus and former faculty member. The list of past awardees includes several Nobel laureates and many other scientists who are widely regarded as leaders in their fields.
To learn more about the Pupin Medal and see a list of past winners, visit the CEAA website.
The American Chemical Society has selected Professor Luis Campos for the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award in recognition of his pioneering work on the synthesis of materials that are capable of singlet fission. Professor Campos will present his work at the Awards Ceremony during the Fall 2016 ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia.
To read more about the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, visit the ACS Website.
To read the profile on Professor Campos in Chemical and Engineering News, visit the C&E News Website.
The American Chemical Society has selected Professor Jonathan Owen for the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry in recognition of his groundbreaking work on the synthesis and surface chemistry of colloidal quantum dots. Professor Owen will present his work at the Awards Ceremony during the Fall 2016 ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia.
To read more about the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry, visit the ACS Website.
To read the profile on Professor Owen in Chemical and Engineering News, visit the C&E News Website.
The Inter-American Photochemical Society (I-APS) has named Professor Luis Campos as its 2016 Young Investigator. The I-APS is a multinational scientific organization dedicated to advancing research in the photoscience. Established in 2002, the I-APS Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding young faculty members for groundbreaking research in photochemistry. As an award recipient, Professor Campos will present his research in May 2016 at the I-APS meeting in Santiago, Chile.
Visit the I-APS website to learn more about the Young Investigator award.
Visit the Campos Lab website to learn more about their research.
Yihui Shen has been selected for the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s International Student Research Fellowship. Shen, a third-year graduate student in the Min group, was awarded the fellowship for her research using Raman microscopy for live-cell imaging. She is one of only 45 fellows selected this year from graduate programs across the United States. HHMI awards the three-year fellowship to outstanding international students in recognition of their potential as future leaders in the life sciences.
To learn more about the HHMI International Student Research Fellowship visit the institute’s website.
To learn more Shen’s research visit the Min Group website.
Professor Wei Min is among the recipients of the 2015 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. The award, which was announced on May 1 by The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, provides an unrestricted research grant of $75,000 to talented chemistry faculty in the beginning of their career. Professor Min joined the faculty in the Department of Chemistry at Columbia in the fall of 2010. His research lies at the forefront of biophysical chemistry, and utilizes novel spectroscopy and microscopy methods to advance bio-imaging technologies. Professor Min is the latest of fifteen Columbia Chemistry faculty to receive the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, including seven current faculty members. To learn more about the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award program and other Dreyfus Foundation Programs, visit the Foundation’s website. To learn more about Professor Min’s research, visit the Min Group website.
An editorial in this month’s Nature Chemistry recognized three research groups in the Chemistry Department for advancing the field of molecular electronics. The editorial highlights three papers that appear in the journal’s March 2015 Focus, including one from the research groups of Latha Venkataraman and Luis Campos, and another from the groups of Venkataraman and Colin Nuckolls. In both papers, the researchers use the ‘STM Break Junction’ technique perfected by Venkataraman to investigate the relationship between charge transport and molecular structure.