Claridge receives DuPont Young Professor Award

Shelley Claridge
Shelley Claridge, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and chemistry at Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, has been named a 2016 DuPont Young Professor. The prestigious award recognizes promising research that advances basic science knowledge to address global challenges in food, energy and protection.

Members of the DuPont Young Professor Class of 2016 are key scientists on the faculty of eight leading universities around the world. They are engaged in promising research in strategic areas of interest to DuPont, including work in the fields of plant biology, biotechnology, materials science, photovoltaics and chemical engineering.

Claridge’s work reenvisions the design principles of cell membranes as a means of patterning interface chemistry at sub-10-nanometer scales relevant to emerging needs in areas from electronics and renewable energy to human health.  

“Research and development is becoming more networked than ever. The DuPont Young Professor program is an excellent way to strengthen both academic research and industry collaboration by supporting promising young faculty,” said DuPont Senior Vice President and Chief Science & Technology Officer Douglas Muzyka.

Managed by DuPont’s Science and Innovation organization, the program helps promising young and untenured research faculty begin their research careers. The award will support Claridge’s research for two years, and she will be invited to present a seminar on her work to the DuPont research community. 

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