Five from Stanford are named 2018 Sloan Research Fellows

Julia Palacios
Julia Palacios is among five faculty members named 2018 Sloan Research Fellows.

Five faculty members from Stanford have been named 2018 Sloan Research Fellows.

The fellowships, awarded yearly since 1955, honor early-career scholars whose achievements mark them as among the very best scientific minds working today, according to the press release issued by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The five Stanford recipients are among 126 U.S. and Canadian researchers who will receive a two-year, $65,000 fellowship to be used as they wish to further their research.

The Stanford recipients are:

GORDON WETZSTEIN, assistant professor of electrical engineering
ARUN CHANDRASEKHAR, assistant professor of economics
MATTEO CARGNELLO, assistant professor of chemical engineering
JULIA PALACIOS, assistant professor of statistics and of biomedical data science
DANIEL YAMINS, assistant professor of psychology

Open to scholars in eight scientific and technical fields—chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences and physics—the Sloan Research Fellowships are awarded in close coordination with the scientific community.

Candidates must be nominated by their fellow scientists, and winning fellows are selected by an independent panel of senior scholars in their field on the basis of a candidate’s research accomplishments, creativity and potential to become a leader in his or her field.

For more, visit the Sloan Fellowship site.