2023 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of 18 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for 2023. These faculty are within the first five years of their academic careers, have each created an outstanding independent body of scholarship, and are deeply committed to education. Each Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar receives an unrestricted research grant of $100,000.

Vinayak Agarwal

Georgia Institute of Technology

Marine Biosynthetic Enzymology in Research and Education

Eszter Boros

Stony Brook University

Harnessing Coordination Chemistry of Non-Endogenous and Radioactive Metal Ions for Diagnosis and Therapy of Disease

Stephen Fried

Johns Hopkins University

How to Fold Every Protein – A Structural Proteomics Approach

Ariel Furst

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bio-Inspired Electron Transfer for Equitable Technologies

Grace Han

Brandeis University

Light-Responsive Organic Materials for a Sustainable Future

Chong Liu

University of Chicago

Designing Interfacial Ion Pathways for Critical Elements Separation

Jarad Mason

Harvard University

Manipulating Phase Transitions and Porosity in Metal-Organic Materials: From Solid Refrigerants to Porous Water

Phillip Milner

Cornell University

Simplifying Synthesis at the Interface of Organic and Materials Chemistry

Lea Nienhaus

Florida State University

Exploring Critical Parameters of Materials for High-Yield Solid-State Photon Upconversion

Jia Niu

Boston College

Precision Macromolecules for Sustainability and Biological Discoveries

Allie Obermeyer

Columbia University

Harnessing Protein Assembly for Living and Soft Materials

Lauren O'Connell

Stanford University

Predator-Prey Interactions as a Framework for Discovering New Chemical Toolkits

Zachariah Page

The University of Texas at Austin

Light as a Chemical Tool to Precisely Control Synthetic Soft Materials

Kimberly See

California Institute of Technology

Next-Generation Battery Chemistry

Christo Sevov

The Ohio State University

Battery-Inspired Strategies for Electrocatalytic Carbon-Carbon Bond Forming Reactions

Alexandra Velian

University of Washington

Molecular Approaches to Synthesize Single-Site Catalysts

Muzhou Wang

Northwestern University

New Methods Bringing Polymer Science into Its Second Century

Wenjing Wang

University of Michigan

Molecular Sensors and Tools for Studying G-Protein-Coupled Receptor Signaling and Parkinson’s Disease

About the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation


The purpose of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., is to advance the science of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances throughout the world. Established in 1946 by chemist, inventor, and businessman Camille Dreyfus as a memorial to his brother Henry, the Foundation became a memorial to both men when Camille Dreyfus died in 1956. Throughout its history the Foundation has sought to take the lead in identifying and addressing needs and opportunities in the chemical sciences through a series of programs and awards. Learn more about the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation by visiting its website.

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