Michael Landry, the William Chauvenet Postdoctoral Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in Arts & Sciences, won a $150,000 postdoctoral research fellowship from the National Science Foundation. He will work with Steven Frankel, assistant professor.
Lora Iannotti, associate professor at the Brown School and an expert on maternal and child nutrition, spoke during a panel discussion in June about the launch of the UN Nutrition discussion paper on livestock-derived foods and sustainable healthy diets.
Jill Edwards, who works in the Office of the Provost, is this year’s winner of the Gloria W. White Distinguished Service Award. Staff Day for the Danforth Campus is canceled this year, but see staff milestones and other activities online.
The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral-history archive, has selected rising senior Jordan Lee as a 2021-22 Student Brand Ambassador.
Francesco Di Plinio, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics in Arts & Sciences, won a $197,616 grant from the National Science Foundation for research in harmonic analysis, a branch of mathematics concerned with the rigorous description of signals and their processing.
Wayland Cheng, MD, PhD, assistant professor of anesthesiology at the School of Medicine, has received the 2021 Frontiers in Anesthesia Research Award from the International Anesthesia Research Society. The prestigious $750,000 award, which is given only once every three years, funds projects with an eye toward developing future leaders in anesthesiology.
“Let It Be Morning,” a new film based on the 2006 novel by Sayed Kashua, a doctoral candidate in comparative literature in Arts & Sciences, will compete at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Google is supporting the research of Damena Agonafer, assistant professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering, citing his work on evaporative cooling.
A new report from the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association lists Washington University among the top 100 worldwide granted U.S. patents in 2020.
Jai Rudra, assistant professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering, will use a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation to study chirality in nanomaterials and ultimately help design safer synthetic nanomaterial vaccines.