JCP-DCP Future of Chemical Physics Lectureship
This lectureship recognizes early career scientists paving the path forward in the areas of chemical physics and physical chemistry.
The recipient of this annual lectureship will be invited to give a talk at the Division of Chemical Physics (DCP) Award Session taking place at the APS March Meeting. The recipient will also receive a $2000 USD award and invitation to submit a Perspective, Tutorial, or Review to JCP.
Candidates for the award must meet the following criteria:
- Candidates for the award must be within 10 years of receiving their PhD at the time of nomination.*
- Candidates must be the corresponding author of a paper published in The Journal of Chemical Physics within the last 5 years.
We encourage nominations from a diverse group of potential nominees that includes women, members of underrepresented minority groups and scientists outside the United States.
*discounting career breaks such as maternity/paternity leave, elder care, or others
Nomination and Selection Process
Deadline: May 30, 2023
Nominations should consist of :
- Nominee information
- nominee’s contact information
- current institution
- Date of PhD degree
- DOI of JCP paper published between 2017-2022
- A nomination letter (under 5000 characters including spaces) identifying the nominee’s achievements in research and its impact on their field
- CV of nominee, including list of publications
Please fill out this form for submission.The 2023 Selection Committee will consist of the APS DCP Chair-Elect or other DCP representative and JCP Editors.
All inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Haiming Zhu (2022)
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Haiming Zhu is now a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at Zhejiang University, China. He obtained his BS degree from the University of Science and Technology of China and PhD in Physical Chemistry from Emory University in 2014. Afterwards, he worked as a postdoc scientist in Xiaoyang Zhu’s group at Columbia University in New York City. Since late 2016, he has joined the Department of Chemistry at Zhejiang University, China. Haiming Zhu has been developing and applying spatio-temporally resolved ultrafast laser spectroscopy to investigate the excited state electronic and structural dynamics in the emerging optoelectronic materials, which aims to resolve the fundamental questions and provide designing principles for their light harvesting and energy conversion applications. He is the recipient of JCP-DCP Future of Chemical Physics Lectureship, the 2022 Robin Hochstrasser Young Investigator Award, the Distinguished Lectureship Award by the Chemical Society of Japan, and the Sturge Prize by the International Conference on Dynamical Processes in Excited States of Solids.
Kaifeng Wu (2021)
Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Dalian, China
Kaifeng Wu obtained his BS degree from University of Science and Technology of China in 2010. He then studied at Emory University and obtained his PhD in 2015 under the supervision of Tim Lian. After that, he was a Director’s postdoctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the group of Victor Klimov. In May 2017 he moved to Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, as a Principal Investigator. He now leads the research group of Ultrafast Dynamics of Optoelectronic Materials. His research interests are ultrafast spectroscopy and its application in charge, exciton and spin dynamics of quantum-confined systems for emerging energy and quantum technologies. He is the winner of the 2022 Chemical Society of Japan Lectureship Award, 2021 American Physical Society Future of Chemical Physics Lectureship Award, 2020 Chinese Chemical Society Prize for Young Scientists, 2019 Robin Hochstrasser Young Investigator Award by the Chemical Physics journal, and 2018 American Chemical Society Victor K. LaMer Award.
Renee Frontiera (2020)
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Renee R. Frontiera is the Northrop Professor of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota. Her research group uses Raman spectroscopic techniques to examine chemical composition and chemical reaction dynamics on nanometer length scales and ultrafast time scales. She received her Ph. D. in 2009 from the University of California – Berkeley, under the advisement of Richard A. Mathies. Her postdoctoral research at Northwestern University was under the supervision of Richard P. Van Duyne. Her research group at the University of Minnesota was founded in 2013, and she is the recent recipient of an NSF CAREER award, a DOE Early Career award, and an NIH Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA). She was named one of Chemical & Engineering News’s “Talented 12”, and has won a Journal of Physical Chemistry Lectureship, the American Physical Society’s “Future of Chemical Physics” lectureship, and a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar award.