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Chris Elles awarded CAREER Award

Monday, September 3, 2012

Congratulations to Professor Chris Elles for being awarded a five-year, $650,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his proposal entitled “Controlling non-adiabatic reaction dynamics in solution: A window on the fundamental details of photochemical reactions.”   The work in this NSF CAREER proposal emphasizes reactions involving technologically important molecular switches that are activated by light.  In addition to the research, Professor Elles will be supported to work with future high school science teachers from the UKanTeach program. 

This awards marks 14 out of 19 eligible Chemistry faculty who have received the NSF CAREER Award since its inception in 1995. In addition, 41% of all NSF CAREER award recipients at the University of Kansas are from the Department of Chemistry.

Chemistry department receives more than $8.5 million in research grants annually
14 chemistry faculty members have NSF CAREER Awards
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