Professor Rein Ulijn Receives Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship

Rein Ulijn

Rein Ulijn, founding director of the Nanoscience Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY (CUNY ASRC) and Einstein Professor of Chemistry at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, has been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense’s Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship — the agency’s most prestigious single-investigator award. The fellowship supports top-tier researchers at U.S. universities whose high-risk, high-reward work is of strategic importance to the Department of Defense. The five-year fellowship will provide $3 million to support Ulijn’s work to understand how complex mixtures of molecules acquire functionality, and to repurpose this understanding to create new nanotechnology that is inspired by living systems.

“I’m very excited to have been selected as a 2021 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow,” said Ulijn. “It’s a true honor and massive credit to my research team that the Department of Defense has chosen to support our research. The award comes at a very good time for my lab. We have made a lot of progress recently in our ability to analyze the behavior of molecules in complex mixtures using both experiments and computation. The award will give us the critical mass to accelerate this research and the freedom to explore new directions and connections. I am excited about what lies ahead.”

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Submitted on: MAY 5, 2021

Category: General GC News | Strategic Plan