An impeccable record of innovation and leadership in Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering has earned Mariana Bertoni the 2018–2019 Joseph C. Palais Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award.
Bertoni’s expertise is vast. From chemical engineering and materials science to electrical engineering, she has worked in several branches of engineering throughout the evolution of her career. Bertoni’s expansive knowledge base makes her a force to be reckoned with as she envisions entirely new directions for future developments in solar energy research.
“I never thought I would be considered for the award,” says Bertoni, an assistant professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, one of the Fulton Schools. “I’m honored. The award is given by my peers, which means a great deal to me.”