U researchers awarded NSF CAREER grants


The National Science Foundation has awarded CAREER grants to five University of Utah researchers in various disciplines. The grants, “in support of the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education,” support five years of a research project. The new awards join 28 other CAREER grants underway at the U, totaling $13.7 million in research funding. The new grants are awarded to:

Caroline Saouma, Department of Chemistry, “Understanding How Catalyst Modification Impacts Performance Thermodynamic and Kinetic Parameters Pertinent to Catalytic Hydrogenation of Polar Carbonyl Bonds.”

Sean Lawley, Department of Mathematics, “How Diffusion, Dimension, Geometry, and Redundancy Affect Cellular Dynamics.”

Jacqueline Chen, Department of Psychology, “Fostering broader participation and thriving in STEM: A comprehensive investigation of faculty mentorship of doctoral students.”

Roseanne Warren, Department of Mechanical Engineering, “Roll-to-Roll Fabrication of Porous Materials Using Nanobubble Templates.”

Kerry Kelly, Department of Chemical Engineering, “Community-Engaged, Sensor Network for Identifying Air Pollution Sources.”