Susan Fullerton receives award from AAAS for making extraordinary contributions in the field of Chemical Science

  • By Ke Xu
  • 30 October 2018

Susan Fullerton receives 2019 Marion Milligan Mason Award from American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Susan is one of only five recipients nationwide recognized for “extraordinary contributions through their research programs and demonstrate a commitment to move their fields forward.”

First awarded in 2015, the award was made possible by a $2.2 million bequest to AAAS by chemist and long-time AAAS member, Marion Tuttle Milligan Mason, who sought to support the advancement of women in the chemical sciences and to honor her family's commitment to higher education for women. The Marion Milligan Mason Fund provides grants of $50,000 every other year to women researchers engaged in basic research in the chemical sciences. In addition to research funding, the program provides leadership development and mentoring opportunities. 

“Susan is extremely deserving of this honor, which is a testament to her novel, groundbreaking research in ion transport at the molecular level,” said Steven Little, the William Kepler Whiteford Professor and Department Chair of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. “She is establishing a name for herself in the field and I know she will have even greater success ahead.” 

The Fullerton lab seeks to establish a fundamental understanding of ion-electron transport at the molecular level and use this knowledge to design next-generation electronic devices at the limit of scaling for memory, logic, and energy storage.

Written by Paul Kovach

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