NYU Chemistry Professors Tianning Diao and Stefano Sacanna have won 2017 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards from the National Science Foundation.
New York University Chemistry Professors Tianning Diao and Stefano Sacanna have won 2017 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards from the National Science Foundation.
CAREER awards are the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty and are designed to help provide a foundation for a lifetime of scientific leadership. The awards are given to outstanding scientists who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through research, education, and the integration of education and research.
Diao seeks to understand how nickel mediates the formation of chemical bonds. Her work provides the basis for developing new catalytic transformations for pharmaceutical and chemical syntheses.
Sacanna aims to discover methodologies to manipulate and assemble microscopic building blocks—those about 1/200th the width of a strand of human hair—into new materials and functional micro-machines.
NYU’s Department of Chemistry currently has four NSF CAREER Award winners on its faculty; in addition to Diao and Sacanna, they include Daniela Buccella and Daniel Turner.