Dianne Xiao receives Packard Fellowship

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Assistant Professor Dianne Xiao has been awarded a 2022 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering for her research on creating new materials to make chemical reactions that are compatible with renewable energy sources and raw materials.

The Packard Fellowship is awarded to early-career scientists and engineers who are pursuing new areas of research. Each of the twenty new fellows announced on October 18 will receive $875,000 in unrestricted funds for use over the next five years.

Xiao is the fourth Packard Fellow currently on the chemistry faculty, joining Ashleigh Theberge, Brandi Cossairt and Munira Khalil.

“The other Packard fellows in the department are all women, and they’ve all been really supportive,” Xiao said. “I think it’s awesome for this department to have that.”

Read the story in UW News.

For more information about Prof. Xiao and her research, visit her faculty page or research group website.