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Priestley Named PECASE Recipient by White House: UPDATED

Rodney Priestley, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), as announced today in a White House press release.  The PECASE award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. Government upon science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.  At a Washington ceremony in 2014, 102 individuals will receive the PECASE award, across all areas of science and engineering:  61 university faculty members, and 41 Federal researchers.  Priestley’s PECASE award is supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and will be accompanied by five years of research support at the level of $200,000 per year. For additional information, see the December 30 story on the Princeton University homepage.