Researchers of the Year

Neal P. Mankad; Researcher of the Year

Neal Mankad, assistant professor of chemistry, is searching for ways to swap rare, expensive and often toxic metal catalysts for cheaper and more environmentally friendly alternatives. Photo: Jenny Fontaine

The Researcher and Scholar of the Year Awards recognize eight UIC scientists who are advancing knowledge in their fields. The Distinguished Researcher Award honors three researchers with a record of outstanding achievement. The Rising Star Award honors early-career researchers who show promise as future leaders.

 

 

ART, ARCHITECTURE & THE HUMANITIES

Ömür Harmanşah, Rising Star

 

BASIC LIFE SCIENCES

Marcelo Bonini, Rising Star

 

CLINICAL SCIENCES

Alfonse Masi, Distinguished Researcher

Tanvi Bhatt, Rising Star

 

NATURAL SCIENCES & ENGINEERING

Kathryn Nagy, Distinguished Researcher

Neal Mankad, Rising Star

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Jamie Chriqui, Distinguished Researcher

Susan Magasi, Rising Star