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Alison Wendlandt wins Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Categories: Awards, Faculty

Award recognizes talents and leadership qualities of young faculty in the chemical sciences.

Associate Professor of Chemistry Alison Wendlandt has been named one of 18 young faculty nationwide to be honored with a 2024 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation.

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences, and, when choosing its Teacher-Scholars, the foundation seeks those who demonstrate leadership in both research and education. As a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, Wendlandt will receive an unrestricted research grant of $100,000. Since its inception in 1970, the Teacher-Scholar program has awarded over $45 million to support emerging young leaders in the chemical sciences.

Wendlandt received her B.S. from the University of Chicago, her M.S. from Yale University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, she joined the MIT Chemistry faculty in 2018 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2023.

Research in the Wendlandt Group focuses on the development of selective, catalytic reactions using the tools of organic/organometallic synthesis and physical organic chemistry.

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation is a leading nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of the chemical sciences. It was established in 1946 by chemist, inventor, and businessman Camille Dreyfus in honor of his brother Henry. The foundation seeks to support the advancement of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances around the world.