News: Awards


UChicago announces 2024 winners of Quantrell and PhD Teaching Awards

May 16, 2024

Fred Chong (top), Sid Nagel

Fred Chong, the Seymour Goodman Professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been awarded a Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award. Sidney Nagel, the Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor of Physics and the College, has won a Faculty Award for Excellence in PhD Teaching and Mentoring.

Congratulations, Profs. Chong and Nagel!

Five UChicago faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences in 2024

May 2, 2024

From left: Nicolas Dauphas, David DeMille, Bonnie Fleming

UChicago scholars, including geochemist Nicolas Dauphas and physicists David DeMille and Bonnie Fleming, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, joining other scientists and researchers chosen in “recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.”

Six UChicago scholars elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2024

April 26, 2024

Bonnie Fleming (left), Chuan He

Congratulations to physicist Bonnie Fleming and chemist Chuan He, who have been elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences!

Eric and Wendy Schmidt Announce 2024 Schmidt Science Fellows

April 26, 2024

Takumi Matsuzawa

Congratulations to Physics alum Takumi Matsuzawa, PhD'23, who has been named a 2024 Schmidt Science Fellow. The fellowship was established in 2018 to help researchers expand their work across areas of study and build a community of interdisciplinary thinkers dedicated to solving the world’s biggest challenges. As a Schmidt Science Fellow, Matsuzawa aims to better understand self-regulation mechanisms within cells.

DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program Selects 86 Outstanding U.S. Graduate Students

April 26, 2024

Gabriel Yusuke Hoshino

Congratulations to Gabriel Yusuke Hoshino, a Physics PhD student in David Miller's group, for being selected to the DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program for Experimental Research in High Energy Physics at Fermilab.

Through world-class training and access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources at DOE National Laboratories, SCGSR prepares graduate students to enter jobs of critical importance to the DOE mission and secures our national position at the forefront of discovery and innovation.

Megan Weiner Mansfield awarded 51 Pegasi b Fellowship in planetary astronomy

April 26, 2024

Megan Weiner Mansfield

Megan Weiner Mansfield, PhD'21 (Geophysical Sciences), has been awarded the 51 Pegasi b Fellowship, a three-year postdoctoral fellowship that provides recipients with resources, freedom, and flexibility to conduct theoretical, observational, and experimental research in planetary astronomy at a selected host institution.

Fellows were selected based on research achievements, plans, and potential to impact the field of planetary astronomy. Fellows were also selected based on their commitment to and plans for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in planetary astronomy.

Weiner Mansfield's research—leveraging cutting-edge tools across scientific disciplines to transcend our understanding of exoplanet atmospheres and the keys to life—will be conducted at Arizona State University.

Two UChicago scholars elected as 2023 American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows

April 18, 2024

Guangbin Dong (left) and Benoît Roux

Profs. Guangbin Dong and Benoît Roux have made breakthroughs in organic synthetic chemistry and biophysics. They join the 2023 class, announced April 18, which includes scientists, engineers and innovators across multiple fields.

Winners of the 2024 UChicago Science as Art competition announced

April 11, 2024

black and white graphical computer program simulation of a discrete dynamical system of the plane

The University of Chicago has announced the winners of its 2024 “Science as Art” contest, which highlights images of innovative scientific research from the UChicago community.

The contest drew more than 60 entries from undergraduates, graduate students, staff, alumni, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty members, showcasing everything from fossils to fly anatomy. Together, these images display the pursuit of knowledge in a new light, underscoring the beauty of intellectual exploration.

The grand-prize winner is “Peculiar Dynamics” by Computer Science PhD student Sam Everett!

2024 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 11, 2024

NSF logo

Congratulations to the nine PSD graduate students who have been awarded 2024 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships! The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

NASA awards astrophysics postdoctoral fellowships for 2024

April 4, 2024

The class of 2024 NHFP Fellows

Two UChicago postdocs in Astronomy & Astrophysics have been awarded the prestigious NASA Hubble Fellowship. Congrats, Rafael Luque and Lily Zhao, for being selected as Sagan Fellows!

Submit your images from UChicago research to 2024 Science as Art contest

March 7, 2024

a section of a fossil bone, sliced thin and placed on a gypsum plate under polarized light in a petrographic microscope

In the course of scientific research, beautiful images can appear in simulations, under microscopes or in photography. They can offer a window into the process of scientific research to the public, as well as inspiring a moment to step back and consider the beauty of the world.

University Communications invites all members of the UChicago community to submit images from their scientific research for the third year of the Science as Art contest. 

Scott Snyder receives ’23–’24 Marian and Stuart Rice Research Award

February 23, 2024

Scott Snyder

Chemistry Professor Scott A. Snyder has received the ’23–’24 Marian and Stuart Rice Research Award, a Divisional honor that provides $100,000 for intellectually exciting and innovative research ventures that enable new research directions.

Five UChicago scholars awarded prestigious Sloan Fellowships in 2024

February 20, 2024

Yuehaw Khoo (left) and Sunyoung Park

Five UChicago scholars have earned prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships, recognizing early-career scholars’ potential to make substantial contributions to their fields. The 2024 Sloan fellows include Yuehaw Khoo (Statistics, left) and Sunyoung Park (Geophysical Sciences).

NeurIPS 2023 award-winning paper by DSI faculty Bo Li, DecodingTrust, provides a comprehensive framework for assessing trustworthiness of GPT models

February 2, 2024

Bo Li

In a year with a record-breaking number of paper submissions, Bo Li was awarded the NeurIPS Outstanding Paper Award.

Vera Dragisich wins Diversity Leadership Award

January 30, 2024

Vera Dragisich

Vera Dragisich, PhD’90, a senior instructional professor in the Department of Chemistry, has served as director of academic programs and graduate studies and associate director of undergraduate studies. Throughout her career, she has launched and championed a wide variety of inclusion initiatives.