NSF Graduate Research Fellowships announced

April 6, 2020

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program is a prestigious grant awarded annually by the National Science Foundation to approximately 2,000 students pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees in the natural, social, and engineering sciences at US institutions. This year, we are delighted to announce that 17 current graduate students and four undergraduate students from the College of Chemistry have received 2020 fellowships:

Department of Chemistry

  • Lydia Boike, Nomura Lab
  • Patricia De La Torre, Chang Lab
  • Kristen Gardner, Sarpong Lab
  • Scott Garner, Neuscamman Lab
  • Jamie Gleason, Francis Lab
  • Rebecca Hanscam, Neuscamman Lab
  • Mira Liu, Chang Lab
  • Magan Powell, Rattle Lab
  • Adam Rettig, Head-Gordon lab

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE)

  • Helen Bergstrom, McCloskey
  • Ashley Bird, Kusoglu Group (LBL Energy Conversion Lab) and the Balsara Lab
  • Ana Carneiro, Schaffer Lab
  • Matthew Dods, Long Lab
  • Alec Ho, Balsara Lab
  • Alison Lui, Landry Lab
  • Morgan Seidler, Schaffer Lab
  • Jeffrey Wang, Landry Lab

Senior undergraduate recipients in CBE:

  • Bhavish Dinakar
  • Gaurav Kamat
  • Farshud Sorouifar
  • John Shin

The Graduate Research Fellowship was first awarded in 1952, with the goal of encouraging basic scientific research and ensuring comprehensive, competitive research programs for U.S. students. Since 1952, the NSF has funded over 46,500 Graduate Research Fellowships out of over 500,000 applicants. Many former graduate fellows have gone on to become Nobel laureates and members of the National Academy of Sciences.