Nick Rolston, an assistant professor of electrical engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University, received the 2023 Young Investigator Award from inorganic chemistry journal Inorganics.

Young Investigator Award recipients are considered outstanding researchers in their fields of expertise and are selected by a judging committee headed by Inorganics’ editor-in-chief. Candidates are required to have conducted innovative research to significantly advance inorganic chemistry and be nominated by a senior scientist in the field.

Candace Chan, an associate professor of materials science and engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, part of the Fulton Schools, works with Rolston on battery chemistry research and nominated him for the award. Rolston, a faculty member in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, part of the Fulton Schools, says the award confirms the importance of his inorganic chemistry work.

“The recognition is an honor because this is a relatively new field that I have started to pursue since reaching ASU,” Rolston says. “It validates our group’s research directions and impacts. Above all, it is a testament to the hard work and success of our tremendously talented students who are driving the innovations in the lab — particularly materials science and engineering doctoral candidate Mohammed Sahal, electrical engineering master’s degree student Selva Seelan Margoschis and electrical engineering undergraduate students Hanson Nguyen, Gabriel Adams, and Seth Storino.”

Those interested in joining Rolston’s renewable energy and semiconductor research can explore opportunities available by emailing him at [email protected] and learn more about his research on the Rolston Lab website.