USC Professors Win 2019 Sloan Research Fellowships

Congratulations to the University of Southern California researchers (pictured above from left to right) who were recently awarded 2019 Sloan Research Fellowships:

Carly D. Kenkel, Gabilan Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences

Jason D. Lee, Assistant Professor, Data Sciences and Operations
USC Marshall School of Business

Smaranda Marinescu, Gabilan Assistant Professor of Chemistry
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences

Mahdi Soltanolkotabi, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering-Systems and Computer Science
USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Awarded annually by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation since 1955, these two-year fellowships honor early-career scholars in the U.S. and Canada whose achievements and potential place them among the most promising researchers working today. Winners receive $70,000 in funding to further their research.

There were 126 honorees this year, representing 57 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Read the full list of 2019 Sloan Research Fellows.

The fellowships are open to scholars in eight scientific and technical fields: chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences, and physics. Candidates must be nominated by their fellow scientists and winning fellows are selected by independent panels of senior scholars on the basis of a candidate’s research accomplishments, creativity, and potential to become a leader in his or her field.

–Post by Peijean Tsai, USC Stevens Center for Innovation