Dr. Aaron Beeler awarded NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Grant
Dr. Beeler, who has been a tenure track faculty member in Boston University’s Chemistry Department since 2012, was recently awarded a 5-Year early investigator award through the NSF CAREER grant program. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.
Research in the Beeler Group is very multidisciplinary. They are focused on synthesis and medicinal chemistry of biologically active small molecules by developing efficient and scalable processes to synthesize scaffolds of interest. One of the core components in their research is development of continuous flow technologies to develop photochemical reactions, electrochemical reactions, and reactions utilizing highly reactive intermediates.
With the CAREER award, Dr. Beeler plans to focus his research on the development of powerful flow reactions that will transform the way chemists think about challenging chemical reactions. In parallel to these efforts he will continue expanding our activities in outreach and education to further the growth of Chemistry in STEM education.