News: Awards

2021

NanoPattern Technologies, ReAx Biotechnologies receive $150,000 each to commercialize research

January 15, 2021

NanoPattern Technologies, co-founded by Prof. Dmitri Talapin, and ReAx Biotechnologies, founded by Asst. Prof Raymond Moellering, receive $150,000 each to commercialize research.


2020

Three PSD faculty members receive named, distinguished service professorships

December 22, 2020

Three PSD faculty members receive named, distinguished service professorships. Rina Foygel Barber has been named the Louis Block Professor in the Department of Statistics and the College. Dmitri Talapin has been named the Ernest DeWitt Burton Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Chemistry, the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and the College. Laura Gagliardi has been named the first Richard and Kathy Leventhal Professor of Molecular Engineering and Chemistry.


Suzuki Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

December 21, 2020

Four postdocs, Michel Fruchart, Hairong Lyu, Jun Nishida, and Anees Palapuravan, have been named recipients of the 2020-2021 Suzuki Postdoctoral Fellowship Award. Yuji Suzuki, SM’70, a longtime supporter and former Council member of the Physical Sciences Division, established the Yuji and Lorraine Suzuki Postdoctoral Research Fund in 2016 to recognize outstanding postdoctoral researchers. The award provides a salary top-off.


PSD most read stories 2020

December 15, 2020

In this unprecedented year of news, fifteen PSD-related stories on the UChicago News site garnered over 4,000 views according to Google analytics. The vital role of the PSD response to the pandemic is represented alongside coverage of the University’s appointment of its first woman provost and breakthroughs in field-defining research. Here, ranked by highest readership, are the top stories covering PSD news and research for 2020.


Twenty PSD students selected as 2020–21 Radix Trading Fellows

December 15, 2020

The Physical Sciences Division of the University of Chicago has selected 20 PhD students in the Departments of Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, and Astronomy & Astrophysics as the 2020–21 Radix Trading Fellows.


Astronomer Andrea Ghez on the responsibility that comes with a Nobel Prize

December 8, 2020

Astronomer Andrea Ghez on the responsibility that comes with a Nobel Prize. Honored for black hole discovery, Laboratory Schools alum becomes ‘spokesperson for science’


Web of science recognizes highly cited researchers of 2020

December 2, 2020

Nine current and former University of Chicago Physical Science Division scientists were named in Web of Science's 2020 report of highly cited researchers. Researchers on the list have demonstrated significant and broad influence in the past decade, with highly cited papers ranking in the top 1% by citation for a chosen field or fields.


Pioneering PSD scientists Laura Gagliardi, John Carlstrom, and Yamuna Krishnan recognized as 2020 AAAS fellows

November 24, 2020

Five UChicago scientists named 2020 AAAS fellows, with pioneering PSD scientists Laura Gagliardi, John Carlstrom, and Yamuna Krishnan attaining recognition


PSD in the News - November 2020

November 19, 2020

This month PSD researchers have been featured for their efforts to turn an IBM computer into a quantum material, unlock why supersymmetry can solve problems in the Standard Model, and tune materials to launch a new computing paradigm inspired by the energy-efficiency of the brain.


First inaugural PSD Staff Awards honors five members for dedication and hard work

November 11, 2020

On Tuesday, November 10, 79 members of the University of Chicago Physical Sciences Division attended the first inaugural PSD Staff Awards. Alex Filatov, Carla Strickland, Sarah Lippert, Anne Collard, and Melinda Moore were recognized.


Computer Science HandMorph Project uses tech to simulate children’s experience

November 4, 2020

A new grasp on empathy: Computer Science HandMorph Project uses tech to simulate children’s experience.


PSD in the News - October 2020

October 28, 2020

This month PSD researchers have been featured for their efforts to discover how a small molecule is the key to HIV forming capsules, adapt laboratory research during COVID-19, and design nanotechology that provides hope for a personalized vaccination for treating cancer.


Three computer science students selected for Rising Star Program

October 28, 2020

Three PhD students from the Department of Computer Science, Yi Ding, Jean Salac, and Junwen Yang, have been selected for the 2020 edition of the Rising Stars workshop, a prestigious program for boosting the careers of women in CS and related fields. 


Prof. Guangbin Dong awarded Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award

October 14, 2020

Guangbin Dong awarded Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award


Prof. Greg Voth awarded 2021 Biophysical Society Innovation Award

October 14, 2020

Prof. Greg Voth awarded 2021 Biophysical Society Innovation Award recognizing his theoretical and computational contributions to complex biological problems