Assistant professor of chemistry Jesús Velázquez

Jesús Velázquez Named a Top Innovator in Chemical Sciences

Assistant professor Jesús Velázquez has been named to Chemical & Engineering News’ (C&EN) Talented 12, class of 2021. The Talented 12 program highlights early career researchers in the chemical sciences who are tackling difficult global problems.

“C&EN’s Talented 12 is an annual opportunity to take a look at the young visionaries and entrepreneurs who are taking the chemical sciences in new and innovative directions,” Bibiana Campos Seijo, editor-in-chief and vice president of C&EN Media Group, said in a statement.

Velázquez was recognized for his research on the design of solid-state materials for use in renewable energy and environmental remediation applications. He and the rest of the winners will give a snapshot of their life and research during a free virtual symposium on Sept. 27 and 28. Register for the event on C&EN's website.

Velázquez joined the UC Davis Department of Chemistry in 2016. His other early career honors include a National Science Foundation CAREER grant and recognition as a Royal Society of Chemistry emerging investigator; a Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement Scialog Fellow; a Cottrell Scholar; and a faculty scholar in the UC Davis Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science (CAMPOS).

Becky Oskin, content strategist in the College of Letters and Science

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