Chemistry's Eric Meggers Receives Dreyfus Award
Dr. Eric Meggers, assistant professor of chemistry, has been selected to receive the 2006 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. Dr. Meggers' laboratory group works on novel chemical tools for the manipulation of biological processes and biological tools for the creation of molecules and materials with new properties and functions. Dr. Meggers is also the recipient of a 2006 Sloan Fellowship and the 2002 Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award.
The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program recognizes individual research accomplishments and promise in the chemical sciences. The award provides a $75,000 unrestricted research grant. The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation was established in 1946 by chemist, inventor and businessman Camille Dreyfus with the goal of advancing the science of chemistry, chemical engineering and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances around the world.