2/26/2015 Magazine Staff

Research on Solar Energy Makes Chemistry Professor a Rising Star

This magazine article is part of Winter 2015 / Issue 80
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A pleasant surprise greeted Associate Professor of Chemistry Kate Plass in December when The American Chemical Society informed her that she was a recipient of a 2015 Rising Star Award, presented annually to 10 women who make exceptional contributions in the field of chemistry. Plass, pictured at work in the lab with David Mix ’17, focuses her research on improving solar energy technology. Two former students, Mona Lotfipour ’12 and Jolie Blake ’11, nominated her and submitted the application on her behalf. Plass will accept the award in March at the society’s national meeting in Denver.

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