Jessica Anna Receives NSF Grant to Study Solar Energy Conversion

Jessica Anna, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Jessica Anna, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Elliman Faculty Fellow, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award to investigate some of the earliest and most important steps involved in converting sunlight to energy. Anna and her team study solar energy conversion, using spectroscopic techniques to explore photoinitiated processes in a range of systems, spanning interests in biology, chemistry, and physics.

More information about the grant can be found here.

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