Lauren Zarzar, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Penn State, has been recognized as one of C&EN's Talented 12.
The Talented 12 program identifies and celebrates young chemists working in academia, industry, and government, who are just beginning to put their innovative and transformative ideas into practice. C&EN notes that “being recognized can serve as a launching pad for the Talented 12 to gain recognition for their ideas, find funding and collaborators, and become the leaders of the future.”
"We are delighted about this announcement," said Department of Chemistry Head Phil Bevilacqua, "Lauren is an exceptionally creative scientist and this recognition for her work at the interface of chemistry and physics is richly deserved."
Dr. Zarzar was nominated for her contributions to the areas of dynamic materials and accomplishments in research in materials chemistry.
“I am incredibly excited to be selected for this honor along with such a brilliant group of young scientists,” said Dr. Zarzar, “C&EN has provided a platform for us to share our scientific passions with the greater chemistry and chemical engineering community, which is an amazing opportunity.”
Her accomplishments were acknowledged at this year's Talented 12 Symposium at the ACS national meeting in San Diego.
Please join the Department of Chemistry in congratulating Dr. Zarzar on this exciting achievement.