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Professor Lilian Hsiao Awarded a 2022 Sloan Research Fellowship

This is a modified version of an article written by Matt Shipman, Research Lead in University Communications.

Professor Lilian Hsiao
Professor Lilian Hsiao

Professor Lilian Hsiao has been awarded a 2022 Sloan Research Fellowship. Hsiao’s research focuses on advancing fundamental understanding of microscopic forces in liquids and soft matter, and using that knowledge to engineer next-generation materials with unusual mechanical and structural properties.

The Sloan Research Fellowship Program recognizes and rewards outstanding early-career faculty “who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study.”

Open to scholars in seven scientific and technical fields – chemistry, computer science, Earth system science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics – the two-year Sloan Research Fellowships were awarded this year to 118 researchers in recognition of their “distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their fields.”

Hsiao is the seventh NC State faculty member to receive the prestigious award, which has been awarded annually since 1955 by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Past Sloan Research Fellows include physicists Richard Feynman and Murray Gell-Mann, and game theorist John Nash. Fifty-three fellows have received a Nobel Prize in their respective field, 17 have won the Fields Medal in mathematics, 69 have received the National Medal of Science and 22 have won the John Bates Clark Medal in economics, including every winner since 2007.

Prior to joining the CBE faculty in 2016, Prof. Hsiao earned her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Michigan, respectively, and she completed a postdoctoral assignment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Congratulations to Professor Hsiao for this recognition of your excellence as a researcher!