Assistant Professor David Ginger has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, effective September 16, 2008.
Assistant Professor David Ginger has been announced as the recipient of the 2008 Unilever Award, granted by the Colloid and Surface Science Division of the American Chemical Society.
The award recognizes and encourages “fundamental work in colloid or surfactant science carried out in North America by researchers in the early stages of their careers.” The originality, creativity, and overall impact of a scientist’s research are the criteria used to select the award recipient. The award presentation will be held at the 82nd Colloid and Surface Science Symposium at North Carolina State University in Raleigh on June 15-18, 2008.
Assistant Professor David Ginger received a 2007 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar 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.
The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty by providing discretionary funding to faculty who have created a significant body of independent scholarship and demonstrated a commitment to education in their first five years as faculty, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions in both areas. The program provides funding to award recipients through an unrestricted research grant of $75,000 over five years.
Ginger received his Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award for his research project, “Probing Optoelectronic Processes in Nanostructured Organic Solar Cells.”
Assistant Professor David Ginger is one of two UW faculty members to win a highly competitive and prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Sloan Research Fellowships are granted to enhance the careers of the top young academics in the sciences, and they carry a $45,000 grant over a two-year period. Currently there are 118 fellowships awarded annually across seven fields: chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics.
For more information about the Sloan Fellowship and recent recipients, please see the Fellowship website.
Assistant Professor David Ginger received a 2006 Cottrell Scholar Award by the Research Corporation. The Cottrell Scholar Awards program was created to recognized beginning faculty members who are committed to excel at both research and teaching. The award consists of $100,000 in funding to pursue research and educational proposals submitted to the foundation. Ginger was named a Cottrell Scholar to pursue his research proposal, “Probing optoelectronic processes in conjugated polymer blends.”
For more information about the Cottrell Scholar Award program, please visit the new Cottrell Scholar website.