Rachel Steinhardt, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, has been awarded a CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation for her project, Chemical Tools for Bio-Orthogonal Neuromodulation. One of the most perplexing challenges in neuroscience is how to explain…
3 Faculty Members Collect Top National Awards and Grants
A trio of College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) faculty members have received highly competitive national awards in recognition of their commitment to teaching and research excellence. Tripti Bhattacharya, Thonis Family Professor of Earth and environmental sciences, and Alison Patteson, assistant professor of physics, were named Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellows, an honor recognizing early-career scholars who represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. In addition, Patteson received a 2023 Cottrell Scholar award, a national honor that ranks her among the country’s best faculty researchers and teachers from the fields of astronomy, chemistry and physics.
Adding to the significant list of awards, Patteson, Bhattacharya and chemistry professor Olga Makhlynets have also won National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER grants, the NSF’s most competitive award in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education. Last year, five A&S faculty won CAREER awards, which marked the most for the College in a single year. With several CAREER proposals still pending, A&S could exceed that total in 2023.
“Sloan fellowships, Cottrell Scholar awards and NSF CAREER grants are among the most prestigious distinctions for early career researchers, and we are incredibly fortunate to have winners of each in A&S this year,” says Alan Middleton, A&S associate dean of research and scholarship. “These honors affirm our standing as a premier research institution. I congratulate Tripti, Alison and Olga, and look forward to seeing their future research breakthroughs.”
To learn more about these faculty members, their awards and research visit thecollege.syr.edu.