Professors Alex Miller and Jillian Dempsey have each been awarded a 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. This is a two-year grant given to early-career scientists and scholars whose distinguished performance and unique potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders. Congratulations to Jillian Dempsey and Alexander Miller, for affirming the department's commitment to attract the brightest and most innovative young scientists.
"Sloan Fellows represent the best-of-the-best among young scientists," said Jeffrey Johnson, the chair of the Chemistry Department. "In an increasingly competitive academic environment, it is difficult to stand out, but to us this award comes as no surprise. The work of Professor Dempsey and Professor Miller is hitting on key issues of our time, from solar and reusable energy to activation and utilization of abundant chemical feedstocks. They are having a huge impact on how researchers approach these complex issues."