Oct. 17, 2016—Corinna Schindler, the William R. Roush Assistant Professor in LSA’s Department of Chemistry, was recently awarded a 2016 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering for her innovative work in modern synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry. The fellowship, which totals $875,000 and will be awarded over five years, is given to 18 promising early-career scientists in order to promote creativity and enable risk-taking in their fields.

"It is a great honor for me and my research group to receive the Packard Fellowship,” says Schindler. “My graduate students and postdocs have worked incredibly hard, and it’s through their efforts that we have achieved this great success.”

Schindler’s research group seeks to develop "sustainable alternatives to precious metal catalysts that are commonly used in the industrial processes that provide today’s society with new technologies, medicines, and materials." She expects to use the Packard funds to continue to support and expand her team’s work in the future.

Schindler is the ninth Packard Fellow from the University of Michigan since the program’s beginning in 1988.