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4 Boston College faculty members named Sloan Research Fellows
Date:2/15/2012

a process known as water splitting, and demonstrated a potential role in the design of future generations of lithium-ion batteries. Wang, who earned his doctorate from Stanford University, has received numerous awards, including a National Science Foundation Career Award last year.

"I'm really happy about this and very appreciative of the Sloan Foundation for this recognition," said Wang. "The grant will help us continue with our work to develop the next generation of clean energy technologies."

Assistant Professor of Psychology Liane Young, who holds a doctoral degree from Harvard University, joined the BC faculty in 2011. Her research focuses on the psychology and neuroscience of moral judgment and behavior.

Earlier this year, she was named a Dana Neuroscience Scholar by the Dana Foundation, which also awarded her a three-year grant to support her study of brain activity and moral decision-making in individuals with autism, a project that will provide a valuable research opportunity for BC undergraduates. In addition, she received the 2011 Early Career Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Social Neuroscience from the Society for Social Neuroscience, among other honors.

"I'm very grateful to the Sloan Foundation for their recognition of my ongoing work on the cognitive and neural basis of human moral judgment," said Young. "It's such an honor in what's been a really wonderful first year at Boston College. My lab and I are excited to push our research in new directions during my tenure as a Sloan Fellow."


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Contact: Ed Hayward
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Boston College
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