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November 15, 2017

Jeff Pierce and Emily Fischer receive outstanding faculty awards

Associate Professor Jeff Pierce and Assistant Professor Emily Fischer were recognized with outstanding faculty awards at the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering all-college meeting Nov. 14. Pierce received the George T. Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award, and Fischer received the George T. Abell Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Award.

This year’s award winners were selected by a committee comprised of last year’s winners. Nominations were submitted by colleagues and staff of the college’s eight departments and programs. University Distinguished Professor Sonia Kreidenweis announced the awards and read these excerpts from nomination letters for Pierce and Fischer:

“Jeff is an internationally recognized expert in the numerical modeling of atmospheric aerosols … a prolific researcher whose work has had extremely high impact in the U.S. and abroad … and an exceptional colleague to faculty from many parts of campus, an outstanding adviser, and a dedicated member of many graduate student committees.”

“Emily is an energetic powerhouse of a researcher who works on a wide variety of topics in atmospheric chemistry… she is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top young atmospheric chemists and a pioneer in improving the engagement of women in the study of geosciences … already a national star!”