Walsh Receives NSF CAREER Award

Chemistry Prof. James Walsh

Assistant Professor James Walsh has received the NSF CAREER award for his project "Harnessing Microfabrication for Chemical Control During High Pressure Synthesis of Non-Equilibrium Carbides." Through this award, funded by the Solid State and Materials Chemistry program in the Division of Materials Research at NSF, the Walsh Lab will develop a completely new approach to high-pressure synthesis that uses cutting-edge microfabrication methods to precisely tune elemental ratios to a much higher precision than is possible with standard methods. This will provide reliable synthetic access to non-equilibrium materials that are otherwise difficult to target experimentally.