He was recognized for his creativity, innovation, and research accomplishments as members of the next generation of scientific leaders.

Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships honor extraordinary early-career researchers in the United States and Canada whose creativity, innovation, and research make them stand out as the next generation of leaders. A Sloan Research Fellowship is one of the most prestigious awards available to young researchers, and recipients receive a two-year, $75,000 award to support their research. This year 118 recipients received the honor.

Deep Jariwala is an assistant professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Focused on the study of nanometer and atomic scale devices, materials and interfaces for applications in computing, sensing, information technology, and renewable energy, Jariwala combines new techniques to assemble, grow, and integrate nanostructured materials to create novel electronic and photonic devices. He has previously been recognized for his groundbreaking work with the Frontiers of Materials Award, as well as Young Investigator awards from the Army Research Office, the journal Nanomaterials, the IEEE Photonics Society, and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.

The Sloan Research Fellowship is open to scholars in chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, Earth system science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics. Candidates must be nominated by fellow scientists, and winning Fellows are selected by independent panels of senior scholars on the basis of research accomplishments, creativity, and potential to become leaders in their fields.

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