Doctoral student receives UGA's first Materials Research Society Award

Posted 1 year 8 months ago
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Kun Wang, a doctoral student in the department of physics and astronomy, received a Materials Research Society (MRS) graduate student award for research he presented at the recent 2016 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston:

Wang, who has been conducting nanoelectronics research in the College of Engineering, is the first UGA student to receive the prestigious MRS research award. In all, 19 students received the silver award, which recognizes students whose academic achievements and materials research display a high level of excellence and distinction. Seven students received gold awards in the...

Expanding opportunity

Posted 1 year 10 months ago
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The news earlier this week of national recognition for UGA for its efforts to foster an inclusive campus [for the third year in a row, no less], dovetails nicely with the renewal of a major new NSF grant for a program that has helped triple minority enrollment in STEM fields at the University:

UGA initially received funding to implement the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation a decade ago, and the program will continue for another five years thanks to a new $4 million NSF grant. The program, led by UGA's Office of Institutional Diversity, funds...

Chemist Michael K. Johnson named Regents Professor

Posted 2 years 4 months ago

The 2016 recipient of the Regents Professorship is chemist Michael K. Johnson, an internationally renowned pioneer in the development of methods for investigating the biological properties of metals that are essential to life processes in plants and animals. 

Regents Professorships are bestowed by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia on faculty members whose scholarship or creative activity is recognized nationally and internationally as innovative and pace setting.


Johnson, the co-director of the Center for Metalloenzyme Studies in the Franklin...

Josh Miller wins APF's Millon Award

Posted 2 years 5 months ago

Professor of psychology Josh Miller was awarded the 2016 Theodore Millon Award in Personality Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation:

The annual award honors an outstanding early- to mid-career psychologist engaged in advancing the science of personality psychology including the areas of personality, personality theory, personality disorders and personality measurement, according to the foundation.

As director of clinical training in the UGA department of psychology, Miller has focused his research on the idea that personality disorders can be conceived of,...

Harrop selected as ACS Emerging Investigator

Posted 2 years 7 months ago

The American Chemical Society, in its Select Virtual Issue, featured the research of 17 emerging investigators in the field of bioinorganic chemistry, including UGA associate professor of chemistry Todd Harrop. The feature highlighted the group of early career researchers who have received their Ph.D. since 2004.

Born and raised in San Francisco, CA Harrop was a chemistry/biology split major at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, CA where he did undergraduate research with Steve Bachofer. After a difficult junior year battling cancer, he became fascinated with bioinorganic chemistry –...