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Prof. Thonhauser receives
Award for Excellence in Research

Prof. Thonhauser recieves the WFU Award for Excellence in Research from President Hatch
Assistant professor of physics Timo Thonhauser was awarded the Award for Excellence in Research, presented to an outstanding scholar at an early stage in his or her career. He has inspired and mentored countless students since coming to Wake Forest in 2008, and is currently guiding a group consisting of five undergraduate students, four graduate students, and a postdoctoral research associate. They are working to solve problems related to carbon capture and hydrogen storage, which are of tremendous importance for a sustainable energy future. Thonhauser has also won over $1,000,000 in external support.

The award was given during the Founders' Day Convocation. Photos of the celebration can be found here.


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