Shudipto Dishari, the Ross McCollum Associate Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, was honored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and its Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) division as one of the recipients of its 2023 Early Stage Investigator Award.
The award – presented at the Fall ACS National Meeting, which was held Aug. 13-17 in San Francisco, California – is given annually to emerging leaders in the field of polymer science and engineering across academia, industry, and national labs who are no more than seven years beyond the start of their independent research careers (beyond the postdoctoral stage).
Dishari said being “recognized by American Chemical Society (ACS) is an absolute honor.”
“The award is given to people advancing scientific knowledge; engaging with and service to the nominee’s institution, national organization and community; mentorship and STEM workforce development,” Dishari said. “Making my place among this bright, young, dynamic cohort is huge, a validation of my work and its impact in the field of polymer science and engineering and beyond."
The 25 members of the 2023 PMSE Early Stage Investigators class were featured in a symposium that highlighted their work, and Dishari was among the recipients who were invited to give talks describing their research.
“In my Nanomaterials Research Group in the College of Engineering, we are embracing with open arms and addressing some of the toughest challenges in energy and biomedical fields,” Dishari said.
“At this special symposium, I talked about my journey on how I got inspired by nature, brought the unique capabilities of biological systems into the design of ion-conducting polymers, and how our unique materials design approaches improve the electrochemical performances of clean energy applications,” Dishari said.
“My parents who are chemists, entrepreneurs, and ACS members, also attended the meeting with me. They got a chance to attend my talk for the very first time making this ACS meeting so special.”
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