Women Chemists Committee (WCC) Rising Star award

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Professor Anastassia Alexandrova has been selected for a 2016 WCC Rising Star award for excellence in the scientific enterprise.

The award recognizes ten exceptional women scientists approaching mid-level careers across all sectors (academic, industrial, government and non-profit) who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields.  

Prof. Alexandrova was recognized by the selection committee for her impressive accomplishments and her dedication to the chemical enterprise. She received the award for “multi-scale modeling and design of new materials, including artificial metalloenzymes, clusters, alloys, and heterogeneous catalytic interfaces, through electronic structure insights, and the development of the necessary multi-scale computational methods”.

Prof. Alexandrova will receive her award at a reception following the WCC Rising Star Symposium at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in San Diego in March 2016.  She will present her research at the symposium.  

The Women Chemists Committee (WCC) serves the membership of the American Chemical Society. Their mission is to be leaders in attracting, developing, promoting, and advocating for women in the chemical sciences in order to positively impact society and the profession. 

The annual WCC Rising Star Award was created in 2011 to help promote retention of women in science. 

To learn more about Prof. Alexandrova’s research visit her lab’s homepage.

Update: The news of Prof. Alexandrova’s Rising Star Award was reported on UCLA Newsroom on Monday, May 2, 2015.