Posted on Dec 08, 2016 | Comments 0
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has announced the selection of five women as winners of the 2017 Marion Milligan Mason Awards for Women in Chemical Sciences. The awards are given out “to kick start the research efforts of early-career professional women in the chemical sciences.” In addition to research funding, the award winners will be given leadership development training and mentoring.
This year’s five winners are:
Emily R. Derbyshire is an assistant professor of chemistry at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Her research is focused on global health issues involving the biology of the malaria parasite. Dr. Derbyshire is a graduate of Trinity College. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley.
Livia Schiavinato Eberlin is an assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. She focuses her research on developing innovative mass spectrometry technologies to address critical problems in health-related research, with a particular emphasis on cancer. Dr. Eberlin is a graduate of the State University of Campinas in Brazil and holds a Ph.D. analytical chemistry from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Yan-Yan Hu is an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Florida State University. She is affiliated with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee. Her research concerns energy conversion and storage. Dr. Hu is a graduate of Tsinghua University in China. She holds a Ph.D. from Iowa State University and conducted postdoctoral studies at the University of Cambridge in England.
Rebekka Klausen is an assistant professor of chemistry at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Her research on silicon nanomaterials is geared to innovations for the next generation of electronics. Dr. Klausen joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 2013 after conducting postdoctoral research at Columbia University. She earned a Ph.D. at Harvard University.
Elizabeth Sattely is an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Stanford University in California. She joined the Stanford faculty in 2011 after conducting postdoctoral work at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sattely earned her Ph.D. in synthetic chemistry at Boston College.