Professor Martha Grover to Receive Young Researcher Award

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Dr. Martha Grover, associate professor in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech, has been named recipient of the 2011 Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Outstanding Young Researcher Award, presented by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

The award, which is bestowed upon only one recipient each year, recognizes an individual under the age of 40 for outstanding contributions to chemical engineering computing and systems technology literature. In a congratulatory letter, Dr. Mayuresh V. Kothare, chair of the AIChE CAST Division Awards committee, lauded Dr. Grover for developing methods for engineering materials structures that are both systematic and practical.

A member of the Center for Chemical Evolution and the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE) at Georgia Tech, Dr. Grover conducts research that focuses on understanding macromolecular organization and the emergence of biological function through the kinetics of self-assembly, stochastic modeling, model reduction, machine learning, experimental design, robust parameter design, and estimation.

A 2004 recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award, Dr. Grover joined the ChBE faculty in 2003 after receiving her doctorate degree from the California Institute of Technology.

Dr. Grover will formally receive the Outstanding Young Researcher Award at the CAST Division dinner, which will be held at the AIChE Annual Meeting this fall in Minneapolis. Sponsored by Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., the award includes a plaque and $3,000.


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