Jun 20, 2018
The 2018 recipients of the Fulbright-Cottrell Award were formally recognized during an award ceremony on June 18 at the Hotel Riu Plaza Berlin, where the Fulbright-Cottrell Junior Faculty Professional Development Workshop took place from June 18 to 20.
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Yana Vaynzof of the Kirchhoff Institute of Physics at Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg was recognized for her project, “Probing the thermal properties of 2D materials by photothermal deflection spectroscopy,” while Dr. Michael Wilczek of the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen was lauded for his project, “Turbulence meets active matter.” Both projects stood out as exceptional examples that integrate top-notch research with innovative teaching. Congratulations to the Award winners!
With its Fulbright-Cottrell Award, the German-American Fulbright Commission in Berlin offers a unique opportunity for researchers in the fields of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy.
Successful applicants will receive funding of 63,000 € (lump-sum) for a three-year project that combines innovative research and teaching approaches within their respective fields. The award also includes an additional 5,000 € for participation in the annual Cottrell Scholar Conferences, the next of which will take place in July 2018 in Tucson, Arizona.
Through the funding and the conference participation combined, the Fulbright-Cottrell Award rewards 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 their academic leadership skills.
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