AUSTIN, Texas—Dr. Michael Krische, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin, has won a prestigious 2003 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. He is among 13 chemistry professors who will receive $60,000 each from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation in recognition of their commitment to research and teaching.
Krische, who also is a 2003 recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship, received the Dreyfus Award for his research on catalytic reductive carbon-carbon bond formation.
He received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, as a President’s Undergraduate Fellow, and was granted a Fullbright Fellowship for study in Europe. He received his doctor’s degree in chemistry from Stanford University, and then pursued a postdoctorate fellowship in France at the Universite Louis Pasteur. While there, he was granted the title of Matre de Conference, College de France. In 1999 Krische joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin, where he has established a research program combining the topics of catalytic methodology, synthesis, self-assembly and materials.
Krische also is a recipient of a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, the Frasch Award in Chemistry, the Cottrell Scholar Award and the Eli Lilly Faculty Grantee Award.
The Dreyfus Foundation established the awards program to strengthen the careers of promising young faculty in the chemical sciences. Each year, academic institutions nominate one faculty member who is anticipated to make outstanding contributions to research and teaching.
For more information contact: Barbra Rodriguez, College of Natural Sciences, 512-232-0675.