Link Named DuPont Young Professor
A. James Link, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been named one of 18 new DuPont Young Professors worldwide. This distinction is accompanied by a research award of $75,000, for Link’s work on applications of unnatural amino acids in proteins, and directed evolution of biomolecules. The DuPont Young Professor program, which began in 1967, is designed to provide start-up assistance to promising young and untenured research faculty working in areas of interest to DuPont's long-term business; the class of 2011 includes members from China, the Philippines, the Netherlands, the Ukraine, Brazil, and Canada, in addition to the United States. Among the 17 other awardees is Justin Notestein ’01, currently at Northwestern University. A fuller description of the DuPont Young Professor program, and the class of 2011 awardees, may be found in a DuPont press release.