Shannon Boettcher of the University of Oregon's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has been honored with a 2014 Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science and Advancement.
Boettcher, also a member of the UO's Materials Science Institute, is the third UO researcher to receive the award. Darren Johnson of chemistry and biochemistry, and Richard Taylor of physics, received the honor in 2006 and 2003, respectively.
Boettcher earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the UO in 2003. He joined the UO faculty in 2010 after receiving a doctorate from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the California Institute of Technology.
The Cottrell Scholar Awards were initiated in 1994 in honor of Frederick Gardner Cottrell, a scientist, inventor and philanthropist. The awards are presented to early-career faculty who are committed to excellence in both research and teaching.
Outstanding early-career teacher-scholars at doctorate-granting institutions are accepted into the Cottrell Scholar program following a rigorous peer-review process. Only about 10 percent of those who submit proposals are successful.
- by Jim Barlow, UO Office of Public Affairs Communication