Andrew R. Barron, Rice’s Charles W. Duncan Jr.–Welch Professor of Chemistry and a professor of materials science, has won the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Applied Inorganic Chemistry Award. The biennial honor is for outstanding contributions to the development of any branch of inorganic chemistry that has an application in industry. Barron’s work applies nanotechnology to fundamental problems in energy and health research, with projects involving water purification, photovoltaics, down-hole sensors, carbon dioxide mitigation and cancer treatment. He will receive the award and deliver a lecture at the society’s Chemistry in Energy Symposium 2014 in London April 4.
Hajo Adam, visiting assistant professor of business in the Jones Graduate School of Business, has been named a “best 40-under-40” professor by Poets & Quants. According to Poets & Quants, these honored professors “have excelled in research while overcoming the green-professor label in the classroom.” Adam was nominated by Jones School MBA graduate Daniel Chang ’13. “Hajo Adam has an unorthodox teaching style — he teaches a negotiations class completely through a series of games,” Chang wrote in his nomination.