Prof. Tianshu Li Receives ACS New Investigator Award

Tianshu Li
May 06, 2013

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has selected Prof. Tianshu Li to receive a prestigious Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Award. Prof. Li will use the grant to study the formation of methane hydrates through accelerated molecular simulations. The Petroleum Research Fund is an endowed fund that supports fundamental research in chemistry, earth sciences, chemical and petroleum engineering, and in related fields such as polymers and materials science. The Doctoral New Investigator Award aims to promote the careers of young faculty by supporting research of a high scientific caliber, and to enhance the career opportunities of their undergraduate/graduate students, and postdoctoral associates through the research experience. Every year, the ACS selects approximately 90 awardees nationwide, each of whom receive $100,000 to conduct investigator-initiated, original research across different fields of petroleum research.

The award will support Prof. Li's research on the formation mechanism of methane hydrate, a potentially large energy resource deep in the ocean bottom, and also a hazardous compound residing in oil pipeline.