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Neidig recognized by Department of Energy

 

Michael Neidig, Wilmot Assistant Professor of Chemistry Michael Neidig, an assistant professor of chemistry, is one of 49 scientists to be recognized this year by the Department of Energy as one of the nation’s “exceptional researchers” in his or her “crucial early career years.”

The DOE’s prestigious Early Career Award consists of a five-year, $750,000 grant. Neidig, who was named the Wilmot Assistant Professor of Chemistry in May, will use the grant to study the electronic structure and bonding in lanthanides and actinides, including short-lived and transient molecules.

“These elements are not well understood, especially compared to the more traditional metals, such as iron and cobalt,” says Neidig.

Actinides, which include uranium, are particularly important in nuclear energy and nuclear nonproliferation. Lanthanides are important in the manufacture of semiconductors, hybrid car components, and glasses, among other products.(more)

 

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