ILS Faculty Fellow Among Six Notre Dame NSF Career Award Recipients

Author: Oliver Ortega

ILS Faculty Fellow Yamil Colón, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has won a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER grant.

Also known as NSF's Faculty Early Career Development Program, the award supports young faculty who function as role models in both research and teaching.

Colón is one of six Notre Dame professors to be selected in the past academic year. Since 2014, Notre Dame faculty have earned 61 of these nationally competitive awards.

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Yamil Colón is an ILS Faculty Fellow & Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

The award consists of half a million dollars or more in research funding for five years geared towards a project combining scholarship with teaching. Through these projects, awardees “build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.”

“We would like to congratulate these early career faculty on this tremendous achievement,” Robert J. Bernhard, vice president for research and professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, told Notre Dame News. “Not only are they admired emerging leaders in their respective fields, they are also models of what it looks like to do research at Notre Dame — research that makes a difference in the lab as well as in the classroom.”

Learn more about Colón's project as well as about his ND journey.