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Dan Suess wins Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Categories: Awards, Faculty

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

Class of ’48 Career Development Assistant Professor of Chemistry Assistant Professor Daniel L.M. Suess has been named one of 18 young faculty nationwide to be honored with a 2022 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, Suess 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.

Suess graduated from Williams College in 2007, earning a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and English, and went on to obtain his PhD in inorganic chemistry from Caltech. Following postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Professor R. David Britt at the University of California – Davis, Suess joined the Chemistry faculty in 2017. He was awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship earlier this year.

The main objective of the Suess Lab is to understand the molecular chemistry that underlies global biogeochemical cycles, with the ultimate goal of deploying this knowledge to improve human health and positively impact the environment.

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.