Angel Martí, an assistant professor of chemistry, bioengineering, materials science and nanoengineering at Rice, has won the Inter-American Photochemical Society’s 2013 Young Investigator Award.
The award established in 2002 recognizes achievements in the photochemical and photophysical sciences by members who have held an independent research position for no more than five years at the time of application. It will be presented at the society’s meeting in Sarasota, Fla., in January, where Martí will be asked to deliver a lecture.
Martí’s research group is interested in the design and synthesis of multifunctional molecules to diagnose and treat amyloid-forming diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. In recent work, Martí’s group invented a “ship-in-a-bottle” technique to assemble microscopic compounds that warn of the presence of dangerous fumes from solvents.