Grace Han, assistant professor of chemistry, named a 2022 Sloan Fellow

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Assistant professor of chemistry Grace Han

Grace Han, assistant professor of chemistry and Landsman Career Development Chair in the Sciences, has been named a 2022 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow in Chemistry. The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. The two-year, $75,000 fellowships are awarded yearly to early career researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.

Han's lab focuses on the light-matter interaction in a variety of material systems ranging from photo-switching molecules to inorganic 2D crystals. The fundamental understanding of the interaction at the molecular or atomic level guides the effective use of light and the control properties of materials. Particularly, Han's research group investigates light-induced phase change and molecular arrangement in pursuit of energy storage systems which interact with photons.

in 2021, Han received an NSF CAREER Award on the fundamental studies of molecular switches and their phase behavior. She was also selected by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) as one of 36 scientists to receive a Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) grant, a $450,000 grant over three years.

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