Joshua Schrier and Carol Solomon Named 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholars
Two Haverford College professors were recently selected for the highly competitive Fulbright Scholars program.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Joshua Schrier has been selected for a 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar Award to Germany. The Fulbright Award will support a sabbatical semester in Berlin for Schrier, where he will work closely with scientists in the Department of Chemical Physics at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society.
Schrier's research interests include organic semiconductors, organically-templated inorganic solids, and graphene nanostructures. His collaboration with the German scientists will focus on the experimental synthesis and characterization of silicateneâ€”essentially single molecular monolayer sheets of window-pane glass.
"The combination of theory and experiment will enable us to intelligently develop new materials of industrial relevance," says Schrier, who won another major award in 2014 when he was selected by a panel of distinguished faculty in the chemical sciences as a Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar. Schrier was one of just seven individuals nationwide to be awarded this prize, which recognizes the combination of outstanding scholarly research with exceptional teaching.
Visiting Associate Professor of Independent College Programs Carol Solomon, an art historian and curator, has also received a 2015-16 Fulbright Scholar Award. Solomon's Fulbright Award will fund her research on contemporary art in Morocco over three successive years.
In 2012-2013, Solomon received a Fulbright Scholar Award in the Middle East and North Africa Regional Program for research on contemporary art and identity in Morocco and Tunisia. Most recently, Solomon curated Memory, Place, Desire, the first exhibition in the United States devoted exclusively to the contemporary art of the Maghreb, a region of North Africa that includes Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. The exhibition, which students in Solomon's "Curatorial Praxis" class got a chance to work on, ran in Haverford's Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery Oct. 4â€”Dec. 14.
The Fulbright Program, established by Congress in 1946, is aimed at developing international understanding by sending grantees abroad to work collaboratively with international partners in educational, political, cultural, economic, and scientific fields.