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December 15, 2020

2020 NSF Waterman Awardees: Recognizing the innovative science of Emily Balskus and John O. Dabiri

A chemist who is zooming in on microbes in the human body to understand their influence on human lives and an engineer who looks to animals to build better wind turbines and other technology have earned this year’s prestigious NSF Alan T. Waterman award. Emily Balskus, a Harvard University chemist, and John O. Dabiri, a California Institute of Technology aeronautical engineer, have earned the nation's highest honor for early career scientists and engineers. The annual award recognizes researchers age 40 or younger who demonstrate exceptional individual achievements in scientific or engineering research in NSF-supported fields. This is the fourth year NSF has chosen to honor not one, but two researchers.

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