Jefferson Chan and Joaquín Rodríguez-López have received named scholar positions from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences for their contributions in education and research at the University of Illinois.
The Lincoln Excellence for Assistant Professors (LEAP) award is granted to faculty early in their career based on scholarly productivity and contributions to the educational mission of their departments and the College of LAS.
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign senior Sriyankari Chitti, a chemistry major and undergraduate researcher is one of 76 students to be offered this award from more than 8,000 applicants around the world.
A team of Beckman researchers that was led by Nancy Sottos and Mayank Garg and included chemistry professor Jeffrey Moore has shortened the manufacturing process of making vascular networks in structural materials by harnessing frontal polymerization of readily available resins.
The funding will enable researchers to begin screening and designing electron and ion transporting properties of polymers across the chemical genome, which will seed broader efforts in Nick Jackson's research group that are focused on data-driven design across soft materials chemistry.
Professor Wilfred van der Donk and other researchers have solved a decades-long mystery of an ‘orphan’ family of proteins called LanCLs that are found in all living organisms but whose function was previously unknown.
Professor Andrew A. Gewirth received his AB from Princeton University in 1981 and his PhD from Stanford University in 1987. He joined the Illinois faculty in 1988 after postdoctoral work at the University of Texas, Austin. Research in his group focuses on the structure and reactivity of surfaces and interfaces.