2022 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of 18 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for 2022. 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.


Justin Caram, University of California, Los Angeles
Materials which Explore the Extremes of Excitonic Photophysics


Jefferson Chan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Light in, Sound out: Making Chemical Probes to Detect Invisible Disease States Using Photoacoustic Imaging


Sujit Datta, Princeton University
Dynamics of Soft and Living Matter in Complex Environments


Christopher Hendon, University of Oregon
Hydrogen Atom Transfer Catalysis in Earth-Abundant Metal-Organic Frameworks


Lilian Hsiao, North Carolina State University
Physico-Chemical Design of Bioinspired Soft Materials to Reproduce Touch


Mark Levin, University of Chicago
Single-Atom Logic for Molecular Skeletal Editing


Weiyang (Fiona) Li, Dartmouth College
Novel Functional Electrochemical Materials for Energy and Sustainability


Brian Liau, Harvard University
Unraveling Macromolecular Complexes and Gene Regulation with Chemical Genomics


Steven Lopez, Northeastern University
Sustainable Energy and Chemistry through Computations and Machine Learning


Maxwell Robb, California Institute of Technology
Molecular Design Strategies for Mechanochemically Responsive Polymers


Sandeep Sharma, University of Colorado, Boulder
Accurate Electronic Structure for Quantum Materials and Metalloenzymes


Daniel Suess, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Understanding and Exploiting Electronic Cooperation in Metalloclusters


William Tarpeh, Stanford University
Rendering “Wastewater” Obsolete: Designing Selective Electrochemical Separations to Valorize Water Pollutants


Ashleigh Theberge, University of Washington
Bioanalytical Chemistry for Medicine and the Environment


V. Sara Thoi, Johns Hopkins University
Molecular Approaches to Materials Design in Energy Conversion and Storage


Jesús Velázquez, University of California, Davis
Atomically Precise Active Sites for Catalytic Small-Molecule Conversion


Lauren Zarzar, The Pennsylvania State University
Dynamics of Active and Responsive Microscale Materials


Mingjiang Zhong, Yale University
Rapid Access to Diversified Polymer Properties through Microstructure Engineering

Dreyfus/ACS Symposium on Environmental Chemistry: March 22

The Dreyfus Foundation has organized a symposium on Environmental Chemistry, the topic of the 2021 Dreyfus Prize, that will be held at the spring national meeting of the American Chemical Society on Tuesday, March 22, 2022.

The distinguished speakers are Paul Anastas (Yale), James G. Anderson (Harvard, recipient of the 2021 Dreyfus Prize), Barbara Finlayson-Pitts (University of California, Irvine), Vicki Grassian (University of California, San Diego), Frank Keutsch (Harvard), Francois Morel (Princeton), Dustin Schroeder (Stanford), and John Seinfeld (California Institute of Technology).

The anticipated agenda is provided below. For up-to-date information including how to attend, please visit the ACS meeting website.

Note: All times shown are Pacific.

8:30 am: Matthew Tirrell, The University of Chicago: introductory remarks


8:35 am: Barbara Finlayson-Pitts, University of California, Irvine
Atmospheric Chemistry and the Fundamental Chemical Sciences


9:10 am: Vicki Grassian, University of California, San Diego
Interfacial and Multiphase Environmental Chemistry


9:45 am: John Seinfeld, California Institute of Technology
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics: Air Pollution to Climate Change


10:30 am: Dustin Schroeder, Stanford University
Observing the Evolving Subsurface Environments of Ice Sheets with Ice Penetrating Radar


11:05 am: Francois Morel, Princeton University, The Effect of Ocean Acidification on Marine Phytoplankton


2:00 pm: Paul Anastas, Yale University
Green Chemistry: The “And Therefore” of Environmental Chemistry


2:35 pm: Frank Keutsch, Harvard University
Chemical Intervention Via Stratospheric Aerosol Injection: Risk and Efficacy of Non-Sulfate Materials


3:10 pm: James G. Anderson, Harvard University
Quantitative Forecasts of Risk Triggered by Climate Change Resulting from Fossil Fuel Use

H. Marshall Schwarz, In Remembrance

H. Marshall Schwarz, retired chairman and chief executive of the US Trust Corporation and member of the Dreyfus Foundation’s Board of Directors for over three decades, passed away on November 19. Marshall made substantial contributions to the Foundation and its mission, especially to the Finance and Audit Committee on which he served for his entire tenure with the Board. The Dreyfus Board and staff offer our heartfelt condolences to Marshall’s family, friends, and colleagues. To learn a bit more about his remarkable life, please see his obituary.

2021 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation announces the selection of 8 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for 2021. The award honors young faculty in the chemical sciences who have created an outstanding independent body of scholarship and are deeply committed to education with undergraduates. Each Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar receives an unrestricted research grant of $75,000.


Michael Campbell, Barnard College
Chemistry of Dinuclear Silver Complexes


Amanda Murphy, Western Washington University
Chemical Strategies to Customize Protein and Polymer-based Biomaterials


Katelynn Perrault, Chaminade University of Honolulu
Nontargeted Volatile Analysis of Batch and Longitudinal GCxGC Data with Machine Learning


Christine Phillips-Piro, Franklin & Marshall College
Building Tools and Engineering Functionality: Utilizing Unnatural Amino Acids to Study Proteins


Marino Resendiz, University of Colorado Denver
Structure-Function Relationships of Chemically Modified RNA: The Quest to Retain Students in Chemistry


S. Chantal Stieber, California State Polytechnic University
Synthesis and Spectroscopy for Elucidating NO2- Reduction Mechanisms


Grace Stokes, Santa Clara University
Quantification of Heavy Metal Ion Transport Across Bacterial Membranes


Kristen Whalen
, Haverford College
Decoding the Ocean’s Chemoinformatic Landscape: Explorations in Chemical-Mediated Interactions in the Ocean

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