Bruce Fouke, a professor of geology and microbiology, and his team used newly developed geological techniques to make discoveries about the formational history of Porites coral skeletons to fine-tune the records used to make global climate predictions.
Brad Sutton, a professor of bioengineering, has been named a University Scholar in recognition of his excellence in research, teaching, and service.
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Marcin Wozniak was recently named a Carle Foundation Hospital-Beckman Institute Fellow.
Jianjun Cheng, a professor of materials science and engineering, and his team developed a new method that streamlines the construction of amino acid building blocks that can be used in a multitude of industrial and pharmaceutical applications. Cheng is a memebr of Beckman's Selective Theranostic Agents and Systems for Multiscale Photoacoustic Imaging Group.
Nancy M. Amato, the Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering and the head of the Department of Computer Science, has been named an affiliate faculty member at the Beckman Institute. Amato will be a member of the Computational Molecular Science Group within the Molecular Science and Engineering research theme. Her main areas of research focus are motion planning and robotics, computational biology and geometry, and parallel and distributed computing.
Dinesh, a chemical and biomolecular engineering PhD student, works in the Schroeder Research Lab.
Nancy Sottos, a Swanlund Endowed Chair in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was featured in a Q&A with Materials Today, a community dedicated to the creation and sharing of materials science knowledge and experience.
Oluwasanmi Koyejo, a professor of computer science, and Mark Hauber, a professor of animal biology, were awarded funding from the Olga G. Nalbandov Lecture Fund to further enrich the campus intellectual environment. Koyejo and Hauber received funding for their events titled "Big Data Neuroscience Workshop 2020" and "Sensorium 2019: Hosting Professor Mary Stoddard," respectively.
Diwakar Shukla, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, was recently selected as a National Center for Supercomputing Applications Faculty Fellow.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse recently named psychology professor Dolores Albarracín an Avant-Garde Awardee for her project, "Digital, Community-Led, Social Action Initiative to Reduce Opioid Vulnerability and HIV/HCV in Rural Areas of the Midwest and Appalachia."
Ashley is a Senior Coordinator of Research Programs who enjoys running, reading, and watching sports.
Amy Wagoner Johnson, a professor of mechanical science and engineering, was recently named a Public Voices Fellow. The program is part of a national initiative to help faculty amplify their expertise in ways that can contribute to public conversations about pressing issues.
A NASA-funded study led by geology professor Bruce Fouke found that the bacterium that controls the formation of rocks on earth thrives in harsh environments with conditions like those expected on Mars.
Beckman affiliate faculty members Heidemarie Laurent, psychology; Cecilia Leal, materials science and engineering; and Kimani Toussaint, mechanical science and engineering, are among the recipients of the 2019 Campus Distinguished Promotion Awards. This honor recognizes scholars for their extraordinary work and overall achievement at the University of Illinois.