Chemistry Faculty Serves as Panelist at National Academies of Sciences

June 11, 2020

Dr. Kermin J. Martínez-Hernández, associate professor in chemistry, was selected to participate in the Ford Foundation Fellowship Physical Sciences Panel for the 2020 program year at the National Academy of Sciences held in Washington, D.C. this spring.

Dr. Martínez-Hernández at the Albert Einstein bronze statue in the grounds of the National Academy of Sciences.

As part of his role in this panel, he reviewed more than 35 applications from a pool of 252 applications at the pre-doctoral (217), dissertation (23), and post-doctoral (16) in the physical sciences - chemistry, physics, mathematics, geology, computer science, and astronomy. 

Martínez-Hernández said it was an excellent experience for him to represent the College at this panel and network with other experts from the different physical sciences disciplines. The Ford Fellowship is a very prestigious scholarship where only the top 3 percent of pre-doctoral, 4 percent of dissertation, and 13 percent of post-doctoral applications received an award in the physical sciences.