Hang Lu Selected to Receive 2009 Sloan Research Fellowship

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Hang Lu Selected to Receive 2009 Sloan Research Fellowship

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ChBE Assistant Professor Hang Lu has been selected to receive a 2009 Sloan Research Fellowship. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced their selection this morning, and noted that recipients are conducting research at the frontiers of physics, chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, and neuroscience.

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ChBE Assistant Professor Hang Lu has been selected to receive a 2009 Sloan Research Fellowship. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced their selection this morning, and noted that recipients are conducting research at the frontiers of physics, chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, and neuroscience.

Dr. Lu, the only researcher selected from Georgia Tech, was chosen for her work in neuroscience. "The Sloan Research Fellowships support the work of exceptional young researchers early in their academic careers, and often at pivotal stages in their work," says Paul L. Joskow, President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The Sloan Research Fellowships have been awarded since 1955, initially in only three scientific fields: physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Since then, 38 Sloan Research Fellows have gone on to win the Nobel Prize in their fields; and 14 have received the Fields Medal, the top honor in mathematics. Although Sloan Research Fellowships in economics only began in 1983, Sloan Fellows have subsequently accounted for 8 of the 13 winners of the John Bates Clark Medal, generally considered the top honor for young economists.

Grants of $50,000 for a two-year period are administered by each Fellow's institution. Once chosen, Sloan Research Fellows are free to pursue whatever lines of inquiry are of most interest to them, and they are permitted to employ Fellowship funds in a wide variety of ways to further their research aims.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit grant making institution based in New York City. Established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., then-President and Chief Executive Officer of the General Motors Corporation, the Foundation makes grants in support of original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economic performance.

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  • Created On: Feb 16, 2009 - 8:00pm
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