Michael Zuerch among UC Berkeley faculty selected as 2024 Rose Hills Innovators

June 4, 2024

Michael Zuerch

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Michael Zuerch has been named a 2024 recipient of the Rose Hills Innovator Award. Zuerch's project, entitled 'Quantum Crossroads: Unraveling the Mysteries of Exciton-Magnon-Phonon Interactions', explores a crucial yet poorly understood aspect of quantum materials—the complex interplay between excitons, magnons, and phonons in the unique environment of two-dimensional transition-metal phosphorous trisulfides.

About the Rose Hills Innovator Program

The Rose Hills Innovator Program supports distinguished early-career faculty at UC Berkeley interested in developing highly innovative research programs in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The program intends to strengthen the efforts of UC Berkeley's world-class faculty by providing seed support for projects with an exceptionally high scientific promise that may generate significant follow-on funding.

Faculty selected as Rose Hills Innovators will receive discretionary research support of up to $85,000 per year for 2 years.