Oct. 26, 2018
- Assistant Professor Vivian Ferry is among five winners of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2019 Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences. First awarded in 2015 and funded by the Marion Milligan Mason Fund, the Award is designed to kickstart the research efforts of early-career women researchers in the chemical sciences. The 2019 awardees have made extraordinary contributions through their research programs and demonstrate a commitment to move their fields forward. Ferry's research focuses on light-matter interactions in nanoscale materials, and her specific research interests include light management in solar energy conversion, switchable metamaterials, and nanoscale chirality.
The award was made possible by a $2.2 million bequest to AAAS by chemist and long-time AAAS member, Marion Tuttle Milligan Mason, who sought to support the advancement of women in the chemical sciences and to honor her family's commitment to higher education for women. The Marion Milligan Mason Fund provides grants of $50,000 every other year to women researchers engaged in basic research in the chemical sciences. In addition to research funding, the program provides leadership development and mentoring opportunities.
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