Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) announces it has named two-dozen top early career academic scientists as 2017 Cottrell Scholars.
The designation comes with a $100,000 award for each recipient for research and teaching, for a total of $2.4 million.
“The Cottrell Scholar (CS) program champions the very best early career teacher-scholars in chemistry, physics and astronomy by providing these significant discretionary awards,” said RCSA Senior Program Director Silvia Ronco.
Ronco added the program is designed to foster synergy among faculty at major American research universities and primarily undergraduate institutions.
Stanford Chemistry Professor Yan Xia was recognized for his work in "Conjugated Ladder Molecules and Polymers Containing Antiaromaticity Enabled by Efficient Catalytic Annulation."