(Holewinski, Adam P - 2019) -- Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award or Honor Receipt uri icon



  • Earlier this month, Assistant Professor Adam Holewinski earned a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for his proposal, “Understanding Bifunctionality in Organic Electro-oxidation Catalysis.”

    “With this proposal, I’m trying to understand the molecular-scale mechanisms underpinning oxidation processes relevant to diverse applications including fuel cells, wastewater treatment and chemical synthesis, such as for building blocks of green-friendly plastics,” Holewinski said. Holewinski’s CAREER-winning proposal centers on understanding the reaction mechanisms of small organic molecules that are interconnected by the addition or removal of oxygen or hydrogen atoms by so-called 'bi-functional' catalysts.