Emilie Ringe, assistant professor of materials science and nanoengineering, and of chemistry at Rice University, has received a 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award.
Given by 3M’s Research and Development Community, the award goes to new, non-tenured faculty in “selected technical fields of general interest to 3M.” Ringe will receive an unrestricted gift of $15,000 for one year, which may be renewed for two additional years, for a total of $45,000 or until tenure is achieved. The program is available only to tenure-track faculty at U.S. universities.
Ringe earned her Ph.D. in materials chemistry from Northwestern University in 2012, pursued postdoctoral studies at the University of Cambridge (UK), and joined the Rice faculty in 2014. Her research interests include atomic resolution and three-dimensional elemental mapping of alloy nanoparticles with plasmonic and catalytic properties.
For more than 25 years, the award has helped young faculty to achieve tenure while teaching and conducting research. Recipients are nominated by 3M researchers.