The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation announces the selection of 16 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for 2021. These faculty are within the first five years of their academic careers, have each created an outstanding independent body of scholarship, and are deeply committed to education. Each Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar receives an unrestricted research grant of $100,000.

John Anderson, The University of Chicago
Leveraging Unorthodox Bonding Effects in Transition Metal Molecules and Materials

Carlos Baiz, The University of Texas at Austin
Ultrafast Dynamics at Heterogeneous Liquid-Liquid Interfaces

Christopher Bates, University of California, Santa Barbara
Phase Behavior of Statistical Bottlebrush Copolymers

Osvaldo Gutierrez, University of Maryland, College Park
New Paradigms in Sustainable Catalysis

Julia Kalow, Northwestern University
Harnessing Reactivity-Property Relationships for Polymer Discovery

Markita Landry, University of California, Berkeley
Plant Transport Phenomena to Optimize Plant Photosynthesis

Song Lin, Cornell University
An Electrocatalytic Approach to Organic Reaction Discovery

Nikhil Malvankar, Yale University
Biogenic Production of Robust and Scalable Nanomaterials with Genetically Tunable Electronic, Optical, and Mechanical Functionalities

Karthish Manthiram, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrification and Decarbonization of Chemical Synthesis

David Olson, University of California, Davis
Chemical Tools for Controlling Neuroplasticity

Brenda Rubenstein, Brown University
Accurate and Efficient Stochastic Electronic Structure Algorithms for Materials Design

Ian Seiple, University of California, San Francisco
Chemical Synthesis to Enable Biological Discovery

Luisa Whittaker-Brooks, University of Utah
Designer Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Interfaces for Coherent Spin and Energy Transfer

Xiaoji Xu, Lehigh University
Development of the Next Generation of Multimodal Chemical, Optical, and Electrical Scanning Probe Microscopy

Mingxu You, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Nucleic Acid-Based Cellular Imaging and Analysis

Joel Yuen-Zhou, University of California, San Diego
Polariton Chemistry: Controlling Molecules with Optical Cavities