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Chemist Selected as Research Ambassador by German Academic Exchange Service
A chemist in the College of Arts and Sciences has been selected to serve as a science ambassador for a prestigious international exchange organization. Ivan Korendovych, associate professor of chemistry, was named a DAAD Research Ambassador for 2017-18.
DAAD, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, or German Academic Exchange Service, promotes international cooperation in science and research through the international exchange of students and researchers, outreach and scholarship support. It represents German institutions of higher education and works with universities and students across the world.
The honor follows Korendovych’s time as a Humboldt Research Fellow at two German universities in 2014. Korendovych, who is also an adjunct professor of biology in the college and an adjunct professor of radiology at Upstate Medical University, received a research fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which fosters academic collaboration among scientists and scholars from Germany and around the world.
Korendovych, who studies protein engineering, spent several months working alongside Uwe T. Bornscheuer, professor of biotechnology and enzyme catalysis at the University of Greifswald, and Manfred T. Reetz, the Hans-Meerwein Research Professor Emeritus at the University of Marburg.