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Release: April 12, 2002
UI researchers win prestigious NSF CAREER Awards
Amnon Kohen and Leonard MacGillivray, assistant professors of chemistry
in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, have been
selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to receive Faculty Early
Career Development (CAREER) Awards, effective June 1.
As award recipients, Kohen and MacGillivray will receive $440,500 and $506,000,
respectively, over the next five years. The CAREER award is the most prestigious
NSF honor for new faculty and is given in recognition of research and teaching
excellence, as well as academic leadership potential. The awards, presented
to engineers and scientists across the country, are designed to recognize
and support the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars
who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.
Kohen's NSF research involves pursuing medical and technological applications
of biological catalysts. Kohen, who came to the UI in 1999, earned his doctorate
from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in 1994.
MacGillivray, whose research interests include molecular recognition, solid-state
organic and inorganic chemistry, and nanotechnology, came to the UI in 2000
and earned his doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1998.