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Muzhou Wang Receives Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Wang will use the unrestricted $100,000 award to advance his polymer science research

Northwestern Engineering’s Muzhou (Mitchell) Wang has received a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. The prestigious national award honors young faculty members in the chemical sciences who demonstrate leadership in research and education. 

Muzhou Wang

With the unrestricted $100,000 award, Wang will pursue the project “New Methods Bringing Polymer Science into its Second Century.” An assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering, Wang and his research group work to understand and control where and when key processes occur in polymeric materials. He is particularly interested in the behavior of single-polymer chains, especially when visualized by advanced optical microscopy techniques. His group also explores techniques for characterizing materials properties at high throughput.

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award is the latest for Wang in recent years. He was named a Sloan Research Fellow in 2022, a finalist for the Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2021, and he won the Cole-Higgins teaching award in 2020.

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation is a leading non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of the chemical sciences. A specific focus of the award is to pair leading research scholarship with excellence in teaching and mentorship.