Five Early-Career Faculty Named Rose Hills Innovators

June 13, 2014
By: Public Affairs, UC Berkeley

Five faculty researchers from diverse departments have been selected as the first recipients of support from the new Rose Hills Innovator Program at UC Berkeley.

Established this spring, the program assists distinguished early-career faculty in developing innovative research programs in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Each of the five will receive up to $50,000 annually, for up to three-years, for a scientific project likely to generate significant follow-on funding from federal grants and industry or private sources.

The five individuals, and their research projects, are:

Stephanie Carlson, assistant professor of environmental science, policy, and managemen
“Balancing Salmon Populations, Aquatic Biodiversity, and Water Resource Needs During Drought”

Hartmut Haeffner, assistant professor of physics
“A Quantum Mixer for Hybrid Quantum Computing”

Nicholas Ingolia, assistant professor of molecular and cell biology
“Mechanistic Basis of Post-Transcriptional Control of Gene Expression”

Grace O’Connell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering
“Personalized Healthcare: Developing Large-Scale Engineered Cartilage Surfaces”

Lauren Williams, associate professor of mathematics
“Applications of Combinatorics to Statistical Mechanics, Integrable Systems, and Physics”

For more on the five innovators and their research projects, see the Rose Hills website.