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Vas Lubchenko Wins Beckman
Young Investigator Award

Arman Jahangiri

Vas Lubchenko, a theoretical physical chemist at UH, takes raw data from researchers in the lab and crunches formulas and numbers to solve the puzzle of electrical phenomena in amorphous materials. Lubchenko was one of 16 recipients to win the Beckman Young Investigator Award in 2008, receiving a three-year $300,000 grant with which he will hire a postdoctoral researcher and two graduate students to assist him.

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