Seven from Stanford are named 2017 Sloan Research Fellows

Seven faculty members from Stanford have been named 2017 Sloan Research Fellows.

Gabriel Carroll
Gabriel Carroll

The fellowships, awarded yearly since 1955, honor those early-career scholars whose achievements mark them as the next generation of scientific leaders, according to the press release issued by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The seven Stanford recipients are among 126 U.S. and Canadian researchers who will receive a $60,000 fellowship to be used as they wish to further their research.

The Stanford recipients are:

GABRIEL CARROLL, assistant professor of economics
JOHN DUCHI, assistant professor of statistics and of electrical engineering
POLLY FORDYCE, assistant professor of genetics and of bioengineering
JONATHAN LUK, assistant professor of mathematics
LEI QI, assistant professor of bioengineering
ERIK SPERLING, assistant professor of geological sciences
VIRGINIA WILLIAMS, assistant professor in computer science

Open to scholars in eight scientific and technical fields ā€“ chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences and physics ā€“ the Sloan Research Fellowships are awarded in close coordination with the scientific community, according to the press release. Candidates must be nominated by their fellow scientists and winning fellows are selected by independent panels of senior scholars on the basis of each candidateā€™s independent research accomplishments, creativity and potential to become a leader in his or her field.

For more, visit the Sloan Fellowship site.