Assistant professor Grace Han receives the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Grace Han, assistant professor of chemistry and the Landsman Career Development Chair in the Sciences, is one of the recipients of the 2023 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. Each of the 18 winners will receive an unrestricted research grant of $100,000.

Young faculty in the first five years of their academic careers are chosen for their commitment to education and outstanding independent body of research in the chemical sciences. Han was selected for her submission, Light-Responsive Organic Materials for a Sustainable Future.

A postdoc and PhD graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Han has an expansive repertoire of published research. Some of her recent awards include a 2023 Department of Defense University Research Instrumentation Program Award, a 2022 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow award, NSF CAREER Award, a FOSR Young Investigator Award, and more.

Her lab at Brandeis focuses on the light-matter interaction in a variety of material systems ranging from photo-switching molecules and phase change materials.


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