It was announced today that Assistant Professor of Chemistry Sen Zhang has been named a 2022 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow.
According to the Sloan Foundation:
The first Sloan Research Fellowships were awarded in 1955. Since that time, more than five thousand outstanding early-career researchers have received the award. Originally awarded in physics, chemistry, and mathematics, the Sloan Research Fellowships have expanded over the decades to include the support of early-career researchers in a total of eight scientific and technical fields.
Since the inception of the Sloan Fellowship, faculty from the University of Virginia have been awarded 37 fellowships. Of those, seven have been in the field of Chemistry. Professor Zhang's 2022 award makes this the second consecutive year a UVa Chemist has been awarded this prestigious fellowship.
The Zhang Research Group focuses on the development of inorganic nanoscale and sub-nanoscale materials with atomically precise surfaces, interfaces and ordered architectures that enables notable physicochemical properties and emerging applications.