Department of Chemistry News

October 26, 2007

Munira Khalil receives Dreyfus New Faculty Award

Assistant Professor Munira Khalil received a 2007 Dreyfus New Faculty Award from The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. The Dreyfus Foundation was created with the mission to “advance the science of chemistry, chemical engineering and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances,” and the organization has created several awards for academics in the chemical sciences. Dreyfus New Faculty Awards help to initiate the independent research programs of new faculty in Ph.D.-granting departments with an unrestricted research grant of $50,000 over five years that is generally approved before the new faculty members formally begin their first tenure-track appointments.

Khalil received her Dreyfus New Faculty Award for her project, “Mapping vibrational phase and energy relaxation during photoinduced electron transfer processes using femtosecond two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy.” Khalil joined the UW Department of Chemistry in September 2007.

For more information about the Dreyfus New Faculty Award program, please see the program website.

For information about Munira Khalil and her research program, please visit her faculty page.