EXCELLENT FUNDING RECORD, RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS LEAD TO HIGH HONOR FOR OLAFS DAUGULIS
His nomination form highlights Daugulis’ “exceptional research contributions and…emergence as a leader and innovator in the fields of organometallic chemistry and synthetic organic chemistry.” His nominator goes on to write that Daugulis “has distinguished himself both nationally and internationally as a highly insightful and remarkably creative young scientist.”
A colleague from the University of Virginia who has followed Daugulis’ work closely stated Daugulis has been “quite successful recruiting graduate students and postdoctoral researchers into his group….as well as providing opportunities for many undergraduate students.” He further recognized Daugulis’ “excellent funding record” and touted the young professor’s research program as being “at the top tier of his peers in terms of productivity and creativity.”
Three Awards for Excellence in Research and Scholarship are given each year to faculty who have achieved a substantial record of outstanding research, scholarship or creative activities in their field. Each award carries a $5,000 stipend and a plaque.