Cottrell Scholars

2016 Cottrell Scholars

Nandini Ananth
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Cornell University

Nandini Ananth

Quantum Dynamic Investigations of Photo-induced Electron Transfer Catalyzed by Transition Metal Complexes

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John M. Antos
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Western Washington University

John M. Antos

Structural Characterization of Substrate Promiscuity in Bacterial Sortases

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Tamara Bogdanovic
Assistant Professor of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology

Tamara Bogdanovic

Shedding Light on Supermassive Black Holes

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Eva-Maria Schoetz Collins
Assistant Professor of Physics, University of California, San Diego

Eva-Maria Schoetz Collins

Unraveling the Role of Mechanics for Tissue Self-organization In Vivo

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Jahan Dawlaty
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Southern California

Jahan Dawlaty

A New Handle in Solar-to-Fuel Light Harvesting: Creating Protons Where They are Most Needed

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Rafael M. Fernandes
Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Rafael M. Fernandes

A Tale of Two States: Interplay between Magnetism and Superconductivity in Quantum Materials

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Sergey Frolov
Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Pittsburgh

Sergey Frolov

Experimental Investigation of One-Dimensional Topological Phases

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Sharon Gerbode
Assistant Professor of Physics, Harvey Mudd College

Sharon Gerbode

Interactions between Impurities and Dislocations in Small Colloidal Crystals

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Kathryn L. Haas
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Saint Mary’s College

Kathryn L. Haas

Transporting Cu(I) as Cargo and Using Cu(III) as a Killer Cofactor: Histidine-rich Motifs in Ctr1 and Histatin 5 Control Cu Oxidation State and Reactivity

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Eliza Kempton
Assistant Professor of Physics, Grinnell College

Eliza Kempton

Atmospheric Structure and Emission Spectrum Calculations for Extrasolar Super-Earths: Looking Toward JWST and Beyond

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Dušan Kereš
Assistant Professor of Physics, University of California, San Diego

Dušan Kereš

Using Cosmological Hydrodynamic Simulations to Constrain Evolution of Galaxies and Their Gaseous Halos

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Dmytro Kosenkov
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Monmouth University

Dmytro Kosenkov

Exciton Energy Transfer in Light Harvesting Proteins with Covalently Bound Pigments: The Role of Molecular Vibrations

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Aaron Leconte
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, The Claremont Colleges

Aaron Leconte

Biochemical Characterization and Engineering of Luciferases through Statistical Coupling Analysis

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Thomas Maimone
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

Thomas Maimone

Redesigning Natural Products for the Treatment of Human Disease

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Brent C. Melot
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Southern California

Brent C. Melot

Design of Safe and Sustainable Materials to Enable Large-Scale Energy Storage

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Maiken H. Mikkelsen
Assistant Professor of Physics, Duke University

Maiken H. Mikkelsen

Exploring the Interplay between Nanoscale Design and Optical Properties of Materials: A Research and Educational Approach

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William C. K. Pomerantz
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

William C. K. Pomerantz

Fluorinated Peptides and Proteins for 19F MRI and Integrated Research Experiences in an Organic Chemistry Lab Course

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Aaron Romanowsky
Assistant Professor of Physics, San Jose State University

Aaron Romanowsky

The Nature and Nurture of Galaxies: Dynamics, Dark Matter, and Data Mining

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Michael J. Rose
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin

Michael J. Rose

Imparting Precious Metal Properties to First-Row Metals with Heavy Atom Ligands, and Connecting & Encouraging Undergraduates for Outreach Activities via ‘Undergraduate Outreach Corps’

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Scott K. Shaw
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Iowa

Scott K. Shaw

Characterization and Control of Molecular Architectures within Thin Fluid Films

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Levi Stanley
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Iowa State University

Levi Stanley

Catalyst Design and Development to Unlock the Synthetic Potential of Olefin Hydroacylation Reactions

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Lauren Waters
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

Lauren Waters

Manganese Homeostasis in Bacteria: Characterization of a Mn-Regulated Small Protein and Identification of Novel Mn Exporters

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Di Xiao
Assistant Professor of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

Di Xiao

Topological Excitonics in Gapped Dirac Materials

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Yan Yu
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Indiana University at Bloomington

Yan Yu

Exploiting Nanomaterials to Unravel Trafficking Inside Cells

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