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American Vacuum Society’s Prairie Chapter honors Flaherty with Early Career Award

Congratulations to Dr. David Flaherty, recipient of the Early Career Award from the regional chapter of the American Vacuum Society.

Flaherty, an assistant professor in chemical and biomolecular engineering, received the award at the AVS Prairie Chapter symposium in Chicago earlier this month. He delivered the talk, “Non-Innocent Solvents, Hydrogen Transfer, Oxygen Dissociation on Nanoparticles during the Direct Synthesis of H2O2.”

Daniel Killelea (right), chair of the AVS Prairie Chapter and professor in the Department of Chemistry at Loyola University Chicago, presents the Early Career Award to David Flaherty, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Illinois (left).

The Flaherty Research Group develops new principles needed to design catalytic materials and systems for the sustainable production of consumer products and fuels. Flaherty, who joined the department in 2012, holds a BS from University of California, Berkeley and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.

Congratulations Prof. Flaherty!