Conrad, Doyle named Guggenheim fellows
April 8, 2009
Professor Janet Conrad of physics and Associate Professor Patrick Doyle
of chemical engineering are among the 180 artists, scientists and scholars
awarded fellowships by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
The foundation selects fellows on the basis of "stellar achievement and
exceptional promise for continued accomplishment." The latest fellows,
announced this week, come from a field of almost 3,000 applicants and
range in age from 29 to 70.
Conrad will use her fellowship to work on a new detector for large liquid
argon experiments at MIT and Fermilab in Batavia, Ill., while Doyle will work
on the development of soft functional microparticles.
Each fellow receives a grant adjusted to his or her needs, taking into
consideration other resources and the purpose and scope of his or her
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 15, 2009. MIT News article.