Geosciences Professor Receives Prestigious Early Career award

Dr. Nadine Kabengi, assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences has received a five-year, $750,000 award from the Early Career Research Program of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science.

Dr. Kabengi is one of 35 scientists from across the nation, including 17 from DOE’s national laboratories and 18 from U.S. universities, to receive significant research funding from the Early Career Research Program. The awards are among the most prestigious in the country for young scientists, and winners were selected from among 750 proposals this year. Selection was based on peer review by outside scientific experts.

Her project, “ In-situ thermodynamics measurements at metal oxides-solution interfaces using flow adsorption microcalorimetry “ was selected for funding by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences. The research aims to study fundamental chemical reactions at the surfaces of four metal oxides that are critical for the nation energy and environmental future. The work will utilize her own unique custom-built instruments.

The DOE’s Early Career Research Program, now in its fifth year, is designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years, when many scientists do their most formative work.  University-based researchers will receive at least $150,000 per year to cover summer salary and research expenses.

For more information on the award and the full list of awardees, see the DOE website. (link to this

To learn more about Dr. Kabengi work, see here.

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