Prof. Castellano Receives Scialog Award

“Ron Castellano, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, and Jiangeng Xue, Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, have been named two of the ten recipients of a 2011 Scialog Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. The three-year award is in the amount of $250,000 and will enable the two researchers to execute their proposal titled “A Modular Supramolecular Approach to Organic Photovoltaic Materials”. The Scialog program, in its second year, focuses on funding early career scientists and building research teams to undertake groundbreaking studies in solar energy conversion. A key element of the Scialog program, which is crafted to promote both science and dialog, is that awardees are brought together in an annual conference to facilitate dialog and the building of collaborations. Castellano and Xue will travel to the next Scialog conference to be held at Biosphere 2 (near Tucson, Arizona) in October, 2011.”