Dr. Natalie Arnett Selected for Prestigious Five Year NSF Career Award


The Division of Materials Research at the National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Dr. Natalie Arnett for a five-year CAREER award.  Her project, “SusChEM:  Synthesis and Characterization of Disulfonated Poly (arylene ether sulfone 2, 4, 6-Trichloro-1, 3, 5-triazine) Hybrid Copolymers” will support research for developing novel membrane materials for fuel cell applications and the integration of this research into polymer education through appropriate courses and laboratory experiences.

The NSF CAREER Award Program is NSF’s premier program in the the nation emphasizing the importance that NSF places on the early development of academic careers dedicated to stimulating the discovery process in which the excitement of research is enhanced by inspired teaching and enthusiastic learning.  The award is expected to total $547,465.  Dr. Arnett will design the “Introduction to Polymer Chemistry:  General chemistry Concepts” lecture and lab, a new course for freshman students at Fisk.  The award also includes support for one Fisk chemistry graduate student to participate in research.

Congratulations to Dr. Arnett!