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Rivnay earns pair of early career awards

SQI faculty member Jonathan Rivnay recently received two awards recognizing his exceptional work as a young scientist — the Outstanding Early-Career Investigator Award from the Materials Research Society (MRS) and the 2020 Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR).Jonathan Rivnay

The MRS honored Rivnay for “innovative research on organic semiconductor microstructure and charge transport for electronics and bioelectronics.” The award recognizes early career scientists or engineers who have displayed outstanding, interdisciplinary work in materials research.

For the ONR award, Rivnay is one of 26 recipients who will share $14 million in funding to conduct challenging scientific research that will benefit the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. According to a press release, the typical grants range from $510,000 to $750,000 over a three-year period and support laboratory equipment, graduate student stipends and scholarships, and other expenses critical to the planned research.

Rivnay’s project is titled “3D Assembly of Bidirectional Bioelectronic Scaffolds Towards Accelerated Tissue Repair.”