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Susanne Ullrich recipient of Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

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.