The 2019 recipients of the Fulbright-Cottrell Award were formally recognized during an award ceremony on June 3 in the Historical Building of the Göttingen State and University Library, where the Fulbright-Cottrell Junior Faculty Professional Development Workshop - Version 3.0 is taking place from June 3 to 5.
Dr. Dominik Munz of Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg was lauded by Prof. Dr. Arnulf Quadt for his project, “Synergy of theory and experiment for the terminal hydrocarbon refinement,” and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Hongbin Zhang of the Darmstadt Technical University for his project, “In silico design of functional materials: an integrated paradigm combining quantum mechanics and thermodynamics.” Both projects stood out as exceptional examples that integrate top-notch research with creative teaching. Congratulations to the award winners!
With its Fulbright-Cottrell Award, the German-American Fulbright Commission in Berlin offers a unique opportunity for junior faculty in the fields of chemistry, physics and astronomy.
Successful applicants receive funding of 63,000 € for a three-year project that marries excellence in research, novel teaching techniques and strong leadership 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 2019 in Tucson, Arizona.
Through the combined funding and conference participation, 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.