Ten Stanford faculty members named 2020 Sloan Research Fellows

Ten faculty members from Stanford have been named 2020 Sloan Research Fellows.

Douglas Stanford
Douglas Stanford is among 10 faculty members named Sloan Research Fellows. (L.A. Cicero)

The fellowships honor early-career scholars whose “creativity, leadership and independent research achievements make them some of the most promising researchers working today,” according to the press release issued by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Since the first Sloan Research Fellowships were awarded in 1955, 224 faculty from Stanford have received this award.

The 10 Stanford recipients this year are among 126 U.S. and Canadian researchers who will receive a two-year, $75,000 fellowship to be used as they wish to further their research.

The Stanford recipients are:

MOHAMMAD AKBARPOUR, assistant professor of economics
AMI BHATT, assistant professor of medicine (hematology) and of genetics
LUIGI BOCOLA, assistant professor of economics
OTIS CHODOSH, assistant professor of mathematics
SRABANTI CHOWDHURY, associate professor of electrical engineering
STEFANO ERMON, assistant professor of computer science
VEDIKA KHEMANI, assistant professor of physics
AMIR SAFAVI-NAEINI, assistant professor of applied physics
AARON SIDFORD, assistant professor of management science and engineering
DOUGLAS STANFORD, associate professor of physics

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 each candidate’s research accomplishments, creativity and potential to become a leader in his or her field.

For more, visit the Sloan Fellowship site.