Wei awarded the 2010 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

“W. David Wei, Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the 2010 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. Professor Wei is one of only 32 junior faculty members to receive this award in 2010. The recipients will each receive $5,000 in “seed money” for the 2010-2011 academic year to further their research during the early stages of their careers. Each recipient’s institution also matches the ORAU award with an additional $5,000, making the total prize worth $10,000 for each winner. Professor Wei has received this award for his research into the novel electronic and optical properties of plasmonically active nanomaterials and their implications for solar energy conversion. In an upcoming manuscript, Wei’s research group will describe a quantitative characterization of surface plasmon-enhanced electromagnetic fields on a single Ag nanostructure.”

Wei awarded the 2010 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

“W. David Wei, Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the 2010 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. Professor Wei is one of only 32 junior faculty members to receive this award in 2010. The recipients will each receive $5,000 in “seed money” for the 2010-2011 academic year to further their research during the early stages of their careers. Each recipient’s institution also matches the ORAU award with an additional $5,000, making the total prize worth $10,000 for each winner. Professor Wei has received this award for his research into the novel electronic and optical properties of plasmonically active nanomaterials and their implications for solar energy conversion. In an upcoming manuscript, Wei’s research group will describe a quantitative characterization of surface plasmon-enhanced electromagnetic fields on a single Ag nanostructure.”

Matt Andrus Awarded Eastman Summer Fellowship

“Matt Andrus has been named as recipient of the 2010 Eastman Summer Fellowship sponsored by Eastman Chemical Company. Matt received his B.S. in Chemistry from Siena College in 2004 and joined our Ph.D. program in the 2009 class. His research, under the direction of Prof. Talham, involves the nanochemistry of coordination polymers. Most recently, this has included a study of the controlled deposition of Prussian blue analogues, a class of molecular magnets, on functionalized surfaces.”

Matt Andrus Awarded Eastman Summer Fellowship

“Matt Andrus has been named as recipient of the 2010 Eastman Summer Fellowship sponsored by Eastman Chemical Company. Matt received his B.S. in Chemistry from Siena College in 2004 and joined our Ph.D. program in the 2009 class. His research, under the direction of Prof. Talham, involves the nanochemistry of coordination polymers. Most recently, this has included a study of the controlled deposition of Prussian blue analogues, a class of molecular magnets, on functionalized surfaces.”

Green Polymers Invention Reaches Final Four in Cade Prize for Innovation

“2010 is the inaugural year for the Cade Prize for Innovation. The award is named after the University of Florida Professor of Medicine Dr. J. Robert Cade, who was the lead inventor of the sports drink Gatorade. The winning project will be chosen from over 100 applications across the State of Florida and will receive a $50,000 prize, in addition to one year of free office space at the Gainesville Technology Enterprise Center (GTEC).”

Green Polymers Invention Reaches Final Four in Cade Prize for Innovation

“2010 is the inaugural year for the Cade Prize for Innovation. The award is named after the University of Florida Professor of Medicine Dr. J. Robert Cade, who was the lead inventor of the sports drink Gatorade. The winning project will be chosen from over 100 applications across the State of Florida and will receive a $50,000 prize, in addition to one year of free office space at the Gainesville Technology Enterprise Center (GTEC).”