Jun 10, 2021
It is with pleasure that we present Dr. Juliane Simmchen and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Simon Stellmer, the recipients of this year’s Fulbright-Cottrell Award, and welcome them to the Fulbright-Cottrell and Cottrell Scholar network.
Dr. Simmchen, a junior research group leader in physical chemistry at the Technische Universität in Dresden, is interested in the basic mechanisms that drive micromotion as well as targeted material design for future microswimmer applications. She received the award for her project, “Unravelling the influence of activity in the formation of matter.” Jun.-Prof. Dr. Stellmer, a group leader at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn's Insitute of Physics, is working in quantum metrology - the art of measuring using phenomena from quantum physics - with an aim to increase measurement sensitivity beyond what would be possible in classical systems, and with an interdisciplinary approach. His project, “A passive ring laser gyroscope to measure the rotation of Earth,” garnered the award. These scientists' projects demonstrated not only cutting-edge excellence in research, but also creative teaching approaches that will ultimately benefit students far beyond their own institutions.
We wish Dr. Simmchen and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Stellmer a smooth implementation of their research projects and inspiring collaboration with their students!
With its Fulbright-Cottrell Award, the German-American Fulbright Commission in Berlin offers an excellent opportunity for junior faculty in the fields of chemistry, physics and astronomy. Through the combined funding for an integrated teaching-research project and participation in the U.S.-based Cottrell Scholar Conference, the Fulbright-Cottrell Award supports outstanding teacher-scholars who are recognized by their scientific communities on both sides of the Atlantic for the quality and innovation of their research programs and academic leadership skills.
You can learn more about the Fulbright-Cottrell Award here.