MatSE Professor Cecilia Leal Receives 2018 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research
Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) Assistant Professor Cecilia Leal will receive one of the 2018 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research awards. These awards were established to honor faculty for outstanding research. Five assistant professors are chosen by their peers based on who has conducted the most outstanding research during the last academic year. In addition, five associate professors are chosen for their outstanding research over the past five academic years.
“I can attest first-hand to the creativity and caliber of Prof. Leal’s research program, and her drive as a investigator,” Materials Science and Engineering Professor and Frederick Seitz Materials Research Lab (MRL) Director Paul Braun said. “Prof. Leal’s vision for how the physics of condensed matter imparts biological function is the type of creative ‘big idea’ that will enable her to make many significant impacts over her career.”
“I am honored and humbled to receive this award from the college where many of my colleagues are conducting phenomenal research,” Leal said. “This is possible because of the wonderful students at MatSE and the department's continued support for my research endeavors.”
Leal will receive this award at the Engineering Faculty Awards Ceremony on April 23, 2018.
Learn more about Cecilia Leal and her research group.