Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) has announced its latest Scialog Fellows: recipients of grants awarded through Scialog®, a major new research initiative. This multi-year grant program accelerates the work of 21st-century science by funding early career scientists (either individuals or multi-disciplinary teams) to pursue transformative research, in dialog with their fellow grantees, on crucial issues of scientific inquiry.
RCSA-funded work by Cottrell Scholar Sarbajit Banerjee was featured on the cover of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters and described on a video on the journal’s website. Click here to learn more and to watch the video.
Janelle Leger, an assistant professor of physics at Western Washington University, was awarded an NSF-CAREER award to develop a fundamental understanding of ion movement and electrochemical processes in conjugated polymers. An important goal is to apply this knowledge to develop novel optoelectronic device structures such as white-light emitters and photovoltaic devices. A 2009 Cottrell College Science award helped her start this successful line of research. Leger is also a member of the WWU NSF/Solar team.
Renowned solar energy researcher and Caltech Professor Nate Lewis, who chairs RCSA’s Scialog review panel, appears on the PBS NOVA documentary Making Stuff: Cleaner, where he discusses his work developing artificial photosynthesis to convert sunlight into chemical fuels. See chapter 6 of 6: Sun Power
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