Faculty News

Faculty in the news

Amar Flood, James F. Jackson Professor of Chemistry, is featured in an R&D Magazine online article, “Improved Method to Chemically Engineer Molecules Could Reduce Nuclear Waste.”

Caty Pilachowski, Professor and Daniel Kirkwood Chair of Astronomy, was widely interviewed about the solar eclipse on August 21. You can see, listen, and read her commentary on:

Adam Fudickar, Research Scientist in Biology, was featured in “IU Researcher: Some Species Adapt Faster to Climate Change,” in the Limestone Post.

Alex Lichtenstein, Professor of History and the editor of the American Historical Review, wrote an essay, “The Marikana Massacre: Five Years Later,” that appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

James Strong, the new director of the IU Soul Revue, was interviewed by the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper in “Back to where it began: James Strong appointed director of the IU Soul Revue.”

New grants

From the National Science Foundation to Lane Baker, Alexander Gumennik, Stephen Jacobson in Chemistry, Sima Setayeshgar in Physics, and Adam Zlotnick in Biochemistry for MRI: Acquisition of a Nanoimprint Lithography Instrument for Research and Education.

From the National Institutes on Aging to Andrew Halpern-Manners in Sociology for The Effects of Education on Mortality: Evidence from a Large Representative Sample of American Twins.

From the National Science Foundation to Gregory Demas in Biology, and Jeffrey Alberts and Cara Wellman in Psychological and Brain Sciences for Microbiome Influences on the neuroendocrine regulation of social behavior.

From the Research Corporation for Science Advancement to Sara Skrabalak in Chemistry for Designer Metal Nanostructures for Anti-Counterfeit and Anti-Tamper Applications.

From the National Endowment for the Humanities to Rega Wood in Philosophy for Richard Rufus Project.

From the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to Linda Smith in Psychological and Brain Sciences for Early understanding of multi-digit numbers through statistical learning paves the way for formal training of place value concepts.

From the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to Clay Fuqua in Biology for Biosynthesis and regulation of a unipolar polysaccharide in Agrobacterium.

From the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to Julia van Kessel in Biology for Quorum sensing regulation of bacterial development.

From the Max Kade Foundation, Inc. to Johannes Turk in Germanic Studies for Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor for 2017-18.