The Journal of Physical Chemistry and the ACS Physical Chemistry Division have announced that Prof. Prashant K. Jain is this year's recipient of the Journal of Physical Chemistry C Lectureship Award. This annual award honors the contributions of an investigator who has made major impacts on the field of physical chemistry in the research area associated with the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Prof. Jain is being recognized for advancing the science of inorganic nanostructures by application of spectroscopy, microscopy, and theory. He will deliver his award lecture at the ACS Fall National Meeting in Boston, MA later this year.
Research in Prof. Jain's group exploits light-matter interactions to image catalyst and photocatalyst surfaces with unprecedented resolution, induce molecules and materials to exhibit non-natural optical phenomena, and uncover the dynamics of solid-state phenomena in complex materials.
His work, described in 50 papers, has been cited close to 10,000 times. Professor Jain has been recently recognized by a number of awards, including the the Beckman Young Investigator Award, a Sloan Research Fellowship, MIT's TR35 recognition, the DuPont Young Professor Award, the 3M Nontenured Faculty Award, the Unilever Award from the American Chemical Society, and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign's 'Teacher Ranked as Excellent by the Students'.