Rice University nanophotonics pioneer honored for colloid research
The American Chemical Society (ACS) has awarded Rice University nanoscientist Naomi Halas the 2019 ACS Award in Colloid Chemistry. The award, which has been given annually since 1952, includes a $5,000 prize and certificate to recognize and encourage outstanding scientific contributions to colloid research.
Halas is the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of chemistry, bioengineering, physics and astronomy, and materials science and nanoengineering. She also is director of Rice’s Smalley-Curl Institute.
Halas will receive the award at the society’s 257th ACS National Meeting in Orlando in April. The prize is sponsored by the Colgate-Palmolive Company.