Two physical sciences faculty members awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

Asst. professor of statistics Rina Barber and asst. professor of chemistry Bozhi Tian were awarded 2016 Sloan Research Fellowships. They are among a group of 126 early career scientists, five in total from the University of Chicago, to win this prestigious award. Each year, the Sloan Foundation honors scientists and scholars who show extraordinary promise in research and discovery. Candidates from eight distinct fields are nominated by their peers and chosen by an independent panel. Each recipient is given a $55,000 grant to further their research.

Rina Barber is an assistant professor of statistics, whose focus is mathematical theory and patterns, as well as developing computational tools for biomedical imaging. She joined the faculty in 2014.

Bozhi Tian is assistant professor in chemistry. His work centers on the intersection of the biological and material at the molecular and cellular levels. He joined the faculty in 2012.

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