MPGE Faculty Member Honored with Two Prestigious Awards

Dr. Siddharth Misra was awarded the Early Career Award by the Department of Energy and the Petroleum Research Fundgrant by the American Chemical Society.

Dr. Misra is one of only 84 scientists from around the nation selected for the Early Career award that will fund his research for the next five years.  According to the press release, “To be eligible for the DOE award, a researcher must be an untenured, tenure-track assistant or associate professor at a U.S. academic institution or a full-time employee at a DOE national laboratory, who received a Ph.D. within the past 10 years. Research topics are required to fall within one of the Department’s Office of Science’s six major program offices:

•   Advanced Scientific Computing Research

•   Basic Energy Sciences

•   Biological and Environmental Research

•   Fusion Energy Sciences

•   High Energy Physics

•   Nuclear Physics”

To read the full press release and to learn more about Dr. Misra’s achievement click here.

According to the American Chemical Society’s website, “The Petroleum Research Fund is an endowed fund, managed by the American Chemical Society that supports fundamental research directly related to petroleum or fossil fuels at nonprofit institutions (generally colleges and universities) in the United States and other countries.”

Only 40 of these awards are given per year in this category. The grant will help Dr. Misra do some interesting research with MPGE students throughout the two-year duration of the grant.

Dr. Misra would like to thank Dr. Rai, Dr. Moghanloo and Dr. Sondergeld for their support towards the American Chemical Society grant. For the DOE Early Career Award, Dr. Misra is grateful to Dr. Rai, Dr. Sondergeld, Dr. Carlos Torres-Verdin, Dr. McGovern, Dr. Abouseleiman, Dr.Marfurt, Dr. Zaman, Dr. Datta-Gupta and Dr. King who provided the letters of collaboration and support.

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