Ryan Cowley, who recently defended his PhD thesis, is the recipient of a "Young Investigator Award" from the Inorganic Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Ryan will present his PhD research at the 2012 Young Investigator Symposium given during the National ACS Meeting held this August in Philadelphia. This DIC symposium honors talented young inorganic chemists, and provides a high-profile forum for them to present their research results. Ryan is now pursuing postdoctoral studies with Edward I. Solomon (Stanford University) in physical bioinorganic chemistry, where he is investigating structure/function relationships in copper enzymes using spectroscopic and computational methods. Congratulations Ryan!