Professor Xiao-Xiao Zhang has been awarded the Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Research Program Award for 2022. Xiao-Xiao’s project, Optical manipulation of magnetic order in van der Waals heterostructures, will be funded by the DOE for five years. Xiao-Xiao is one of 83 US scientists who will receive this highly competitive award this year.
The Department of Energy’s selection of 83 scientists from across the nation included 27 from DOE’s national laboratories and 56 from U.S. universities. The program, now in its thirteenth year, is designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during crucial early career years, when many scientists do their most formative work.
Congratulations to Xiao-Xiao on this excellent accomplishment!