Susanne Ullrich, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, is one of 26 recipients of Oak Ridge Associated Universities’ Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards for the 2005-2006 academic year.
The grants of $5,000 each provide “seed money” that will allow these faculty members, all of whom are in the first two years of a tenure track, to enhance their research during the early stages of their careers. Each recipient’s institution matches the ORAU award with an additional $5,000, making the total prize worth $10,000 for each winner.
Ullrich won the grant in the category of physical sciences for a research project titled “Time-resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Biomolecular Building Blocks.”
ORAU is a university consortium leveraging the scientific strength of 91 major research institutions to advance science and education by partnering with national laboratories, government agencies and private industry.