February 23, 2016  

Two Purdue professors awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Two Purdue University professors have been selected to receive Sloan Research Fellowships, which honor outstanding early career researchers.

David Gleich, assistant professor of computer science, and Christopher Uyeda, assistant professor of chemistry, are among the 126 U.S. and Canadian researchers selected for the 2016 Sloan Research Fellowships and will each receive $55,000 to further their research.

The fellowships honor "scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders," according to a statement issued by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Gleich studies high performance and large scale computations with a focus on enabling previously infeasible analysis of data from biology, social networks and scientific simulations.

Uyeda's research focuses on the development of new catalytic platforms that improve the efficiency and sustainability of synthetic routes to functional organic molecules.  

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation was established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr. and makes grants in support of research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economics. Sloan Research Fellowships have been awarded annually since 1955. A complete list of this year's Sloan Research Fellows and more information about the fellowships and foundation is available at www.sloan.org 

Writer: Elizabeth K. Gardner, 765-494-2081, ekgardner@purdue.edu 

Sources: David Gleich, 765-496-7300, dgleich@purdue.edu

Christopher Uyeda, 765-494-5268, cuyeda@purdue.edu

Related websites:

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation news release: http://www.sloan.org/fileadmin/media/files/press_releases/2015_SRF_Press_Release_vF.pdf 

Purdue Department of Computer Science article: https://www.cs.purdue.edu/news/Gleich_SloanResearchFellow.html 

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