CORVALLIS - Wei Kong, an assistant professor of chemistry at Oregon State University, has been named a Sloan Research Fellow by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
The new Sloan Fellows, who are engaged in research at the frontier of physics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, neuroscience and economics, were selected from among hundreds of highly qualified young scientists in the early stages of their careers. Twenty-four former Sloan Fellows have gone on to receive the Nobel Prize.
The fellowship includes a grant of $40,000 for a two-year period to allow scientists to pursue whatever lines of inquiry are of most interest to them - a flexibility that can be of great value to scientists in developing their own independent research projects.
Kong received his doctorate from the University of Waterloo in 1993 and has been on the OSU faculty since 1995.