Juhi Jang, professor of mathematics, has received a Frontiers of Science Award at the inaugural International Congress of Basic Science held this past July in Beijing. The award recognizes her paper “Expanding large global solutions of the equations of compressible fluid mechanics,” co-authored with Mahir Hadžić of King’s College London and published in Inventiones mathematicae in 2018. Frontiers of Science Awards honor “top research, with an emphasis on achievements from the past five years which are both excellent and of outstanding scholarly value.”
John Platt, professor of Earth sciences, has been selected to receive the 2023 Career Contribution Award from the Structural Geology and Tectonics Division of the Geological Society of America. The award goes to an individual who has made numerous distinguished contributions that have advanced the science of structural geology or tectonics throughout their career.
Michael Inkpen, assistant professor of chemistry, has earned a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. The award, which supports 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, includes nearly $670,000 over five years in support of his project “A Building Block Approach to Study Charge Transport: From Single-Molecule to Bulk.”
David Hutchins, George and Louise Kawamoto Chair in Biological Sciences and professor of biological sciences, has received the John H. Martin Award from the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO). The yearly award recognizes one paper that has contributed to shifts in research focus and interpretations of previous observations. Hutchins’ paper, “Iron-limited diatom growth and Si:N uptake ratios in a coastal upwelling regime,” co-authored with Kenneth Bruland of the University of California, Santa Cruz, highlights how iron availability shapes marine coastal plankton communities. The paper will be recognized at the ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting in June.
Derrick Morton, assistant professor of biological sciences, has received a 2023 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The fellowship recognizes Morton as one of the most promising scientific researchers in the U.S. and Canada, and provides $75,000 in research support over two years.
Susan Forsburg, Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Forsburg was chosen for her scientific accolades in researching how chromosome duplication and maintenance contribute to genome stability. She will be recognized at the society’s annual meeting in Seattle later this month.
Emily Liman, professor of biological sciences, has been awarded the 2023 Kenneth S. Cole Award for her many notable scientific contributions, including the discovery of an entirely new class of ion channels that conduct hydrogen ions and are present in sour taste receptors. Presented by the Biophysical Society, the award recognizes her research achievements in the field of membrane biophysics and for her continued contributions to the biophysics community.
Vera Gluscevic, Gabilan Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has been named a Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. Gluscevic was chosen for her research in “Discovering Dark Matter with Cosmology” and will receive $100,000 for future research and science education.
Megan Fieser, Gabilan Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been named a Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. Fieser was chosen for her research in “Controlling the Product Selectivity for the Catalytic Dechlorination of Poly (Vinyl Chloride)” and will receive $100,000 for future research and science education.