Thuc-Quyen Nguyen Named Recipient of the 2010 ACI Fellowship Award from the National Science Foundation
American Competitiveness and Innovation Fellowship
Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, University of California, Santa Barbara
For the third consecutive year, the Division of Materials Research (DMR) of the National Science Foundation has recognized faculty members who have demonstrated a combination of transformative research accomplishments and outstanding contributions toward mentoring and broadening participation of women, underrepresented minorities and/or people with disabilities. This recognition, called the American Competitiveness and Innovation (ACI) Fellowship, is based on recommendations from DMR Program Directors. The objective of this award is to offer an enhanced capability to pursue adventurous, “high-risk” opportunities.
Thuc-Quyen Nguyen is an Assistant Professor in the Chemisty and Biochemistry department and a faculty member of CEEM at the University of California, Santa Barbara. T.-Q. Nguyen obtained her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from UCLA in 1997, 1999, and 2001 respectively. She received several awards including the Dissertation Awards from the Chemistry Department at UCLA and the University of California for outstanding performance in research in Physical Chemistry and the Outstanding Innovative Research Award of the Advanced Materials. She was a research associate in the Department of Chemistry and the Nanocenter at Columbia University working with Louis Brus and Colin Nuckolls. She also spent time at IBM Research center at T. J. Watson (Yorktown Heights, NY) working with Richard Martel and Phaedon Avouris. She joined the faculty at UCSB in 2004.