Hemamala Karunadasa Awarded the 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
Professor Hemamala Karundasa

"Awards honor outstanding early-career scientists in eight fields"

Professor Hemamala Karunadasa, an Assistant Professor in Chemistry at Stanford University, has been awarded the 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.

The award was given to 126 outstanding U.S. and Canadian researchers.  Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships honor early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders.

Past Sloan Research Fellows have gone on to notable careers and include such intellectual luminaries as physicist Richard Feynman and game theorist John Nash. Since the beginning of the program in 1955, 43 fellows have received a Nobel Prize in their respective field, 16 have won the Fields Medal in mathematics, 65 have received the National Medal of Science, and 14 have won the John Bates Clark Medal in economics, including every winner since 2007. More information on the achievements of former Sloan Research Fellows can be found at www.sloan.org/sloan-research-fellowships.

For additional details about the three Stanford researchers who are among this year's winner's of Sloan Research Fellowships, please click on the following Stanford news link