Faculty Awards

By kvitare1@johnshopkins.edu

Kit Bowen, E. Emmet Reid Professor of Chemistry, received the American Chemical Society Physical Chemistry Division Award in Experimental Physical Chemistry for his contributions to the field.


Xin Chen, Associate Professor, Biology, was named a finalist for the President’s Frontier Award, created by JHU President Ronald J. Daniels to support outstanding faculty who are at the forefront of their fields. She was awarded $50,000 for her work.


N.D.B. Connolly, Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History, had his research project, Mapping Inequality, named one of the Best Maps of 2016 by National Geographic. The interactive database allows anyone to search hundreds of maps and documents that contributed to housing discrimination beginning in the 1930s.


Sarah Hörst, Assistant Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, received a three-year, $500,000 grant from NASA’s Astrophysics Research and Analysis Program to conduct laboratory simulation experiments of exoplanet atmospheres.


Nitu Kitchloo, Professor and Chair, Mathematics, was chosen for a 2017-18 fellowship from the Simons Foundation, established to assist scholars in prolonging their sabbaticals and enhancing their research. He will use the award to work at the Max Planck Institute of Mathematics in Germany.


Rebekka Klausen, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, was one of five scientists nationwide to receive the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2017 Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences. She also received a 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship, recognizing early-career scientists who show promise in making significant contributions to their fields.


Yuan Chuan Lee, Research Professor, Biology, was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his “distinguished contributions to glycoscience, particularly for the seminal discovery of glycoside clustering effect in protein-carbohydrate interactions.”


Tobias Marriage, Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy, received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation to support research by graduate and undergraduate students who are analyzing data from the JHU-led Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor to understand how the universe began.


Chikako Mese, Professor, Mathematics, was chosen for a 2017-18 fellowship from the Simons Foundation, established to assist scholars in prolonging their sabbaticals and enhancing their research. Her research deals with mathematical analysis of geometric objects and analysis.


Cynthia Moss, Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences, was chosen as the recipient of the 2017 William and Christine Hartmann Prize in Auditory Neuroscience. The prize recognizes research that links auditory physiology with auditory perception or behavior in humans or other animals.


Hollis Robbins, Director of the Center for Africana Studies, was named a 2017-18 Fellow of the National Humanities Center. She will use the fellowship to complete her book Forms of Contention: The African American Sonnet Tradition.


Rosemary Wyse, Professor, Physics and Astronomy, was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her “distinguished contributions to our understanding of the origin and evolution of galaxies, particularly galaxies like our own and dwarf spheroidal galaxies.”