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Sanford named DuPont Young Professor

The DuPont Fellows Forum on Sept. 11 announced that Melanie Sanford, William R. Roush Assistant Professor of Chemistry, is a member of the 40th class of DuPont Young Professors.

Sanford — one of 16 young professors globally given the designation in 2007 — receives a grant of $25,000 per year for three years, with a designation of DuPont Young Professor. During the three-year grant, she will be invited to meet with members of the DuPont Fellows Forum to present a seminar on his work. Sanford may use the grant to obtain matching funds through the National Science Foundation or other organizations.

Sanford's research is focused on development of synthetically useful and catalytic oxidative transformations of inert C-H bonds. She is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.

The DuPont Young Professors Program is designed to provide unrestricted start-up assistance to promising young and untenured research faculty working in areas of interest to the long-term business interest of DuPont.

Since the inception of the award 40 years ago, more than 500 young professors, both men and women with a great diversity from across the United States, Europe, Asia, South America, Canada and Africa have received the recognition. In total, more than $42 million in grants has been awarded.

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