2019 Recipients of PECASE Awards Pursuing Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology


Seventy-three scientists and engineers pursuing nanotechnology research were among 311 awardees of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) on July 2, 2019. This award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.

Congratulations to the nanotechnology researchers below!
 

  • Gaurav Bahl, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
  • Timothy Berkelbach, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Salvatore Campione, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  • Luis Campos, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Edwin Chan, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Joseph Checkelsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 
  • Phillip Christopher, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Kwanghun Chung, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 
  • Hugh Churchill, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR  
  • Jim Ciston, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
  • Reginald Cooper, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH
  • David Cullen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Cory Dean, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Kristin DeWitt, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, Washington, DC
  • Adam Dunkelberger, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
  • Jonathan Engle, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • Philip Feng, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Domenic Forte, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Danna Freedman, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Jinglin Fu, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers, NJ
  • Nathaniel Gabor, University of California, Riverside, CA
  • Alexy Gorshkov, Joint Quantum Institute, College Park, MD 
  • Erik Grumpstrup, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
  • Behrang Hamadani, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Martin Heimbeck, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
  • Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • Pinshane Huang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
  • Abigail Hunter, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM
  • Prashant Jain, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
  • Bharat Jalan, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Christopher Jewell, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Douglas Kauffman, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Rebecca Kramer, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Stephanie Law, University of Delaware, Newark, DE  
  • James LeBeau, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • Shiwoo Lee, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Morgantown, WV
  • Qiang Lin, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Darren Lipomi, University of California, San Diego, CA
  • Kin Fai Mak, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • Benedetto Marelli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • Matthew McDowell, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • Austin Minnich, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
  • Elizabeth Nance, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Katharine Page, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Angela Pannier, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  • Elijah Petersen, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Adam Phillippy, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Alejandro Rodriguez, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Ashley Ruth, Combat Capabilities Development Command C5ISR Center (formerly the Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
  • Monika Schleier-Smith, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Rebecca Schulman, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Anita Shukla, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Timothy Silverman, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO
  • Volker Sorger, George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Kelly Stephani, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
  • Yogesh Surendranath, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • Anish Thomas, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Jeff Thompson, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Katharine Moore Tibbetts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Eric Toberer, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
  • Sefaattin Tongay, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • Varun Verma, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Conor Walsh, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Xudong Wang, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • Jason Wertheim, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Gordon Wetzstein, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Tak-Sing Wong, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • Fengnian Xia, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Andrea Young, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 
  • Yuji Zhao, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • Christopher Zarzana, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID
  • Roseanna Zia, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Pinar Zorlutuna, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN