February 18, 2009
Rachel A. Segalman, the Charles Wilke Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Richmond Sarpong, assistant professor of chemistry, have been selected as Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows.
The winners are among 118 faculty members at 61 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, including 7 from UC Berkeley, who were honored. For the first time this year there was a full page announcement in The New York Times, on Tuesday, Feb. 17, that included a list of all 2009 Sloan Research Fellows.
"The Sloan Research Fellowships support the work of exceptional young researchers early in their academic careers, and often at pivotal stages in their work," says Paul L. Joskow, President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. "I am proud of the Foundation's rich history in providing the resources and flexibility necessary for young researchers to enhance their scholarship, and I look forward to the future achievements of the 2009 Sloan Research Fellows."
Grants of $50,000 for a two-year period are administered by each Fellow's institution. Once chosen, Sloan Research Fellows are free to pursue whatever lines of inquiry are of most interest to them, and they are permitted to employ Fellowship funds in a wide variety of ways to further their research aims.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit grant making institution based in New York City. Established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., then-President and Chief Executive Officer of the General Motors Corporation, the Foundation makes grants in support of original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economic performance.