Rowland Alumni News

RF Postdoc Alumnus Jiang (Jack) Kun work published in Nature Communications Article

Jiang (Jack) Kun, a former postdoctoral student in the lab of Rowland Fellow Alumnus Haotian Wang, has had his work published in a Nature Communications article. A link to the article, "Highly selective oxygen reduction to hydrogen on transition metal single atom coordination", can be found here.

September 5, 2019


RF Postdoc Alumnus Ambarish Ghosh receives distinguished award from President of India

Dr. Ambarish Ghosh, a former postdoctoral student in the lab of Rowland Fellow Alumnus Peer Fischer, has received the Bhatnagar Award. Dr. Ghosh is currently an Associate Professor at IISc-CeNSE (, working on Magnetic Nanorobots and Plasmonic Metamaterials. He received the prestigious ‘Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (Bhatnagar Award 2018)’ for his notable contributions to the field.

Full details about the award can be found here,

January 31, 2019


RF Alumnus Alvaro Sanchez: Simplicity in Microbial Community paper appears in Science

RF alumnus Alvaro Sanchez is the lead author on a paper entitled “Emergent simplicity in microbial community assembly” that appears in the August 3, 2018 issue of the journal Science.


RF alumnis Yuki Sato: Quantum Simulator paper appears in Journal Science

RF alumnus Yuki Sato (link: ) is an author on a paper titled “Phase transitions in a programmable quantum spin glass simulator” that appears in the July 13, 2018  issue of the journal Science.

August 10, 2018


Rowland Fellow Alumna Soojung Claire Hur is one of six inaugural winners of the Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award, which supports women at significant points in their research careers in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design (STEM2D). The women each will receive up to $150,000 in funding and three years of mentorship from Johnson & Johnson leaders as well as members of the Award’s Advisory Board.

Each of the six winners represents one of the STEM2D disciplines. Claire has received the award for Technology for her “Development of a Microfluidic Electroporator for Genomic Engineering”.

Claire was a Rowland Fellow from 2011 to 2016, and is currently the Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. 

The full article can be found here.

April 26, 2018


Rowland Alumni, David Cox, has been named Director of MIT-IBM Watson A.I. Lab. With IBM investing $240 million into A.I. over a ten year period, Dave will work with over 100 IBM scientists and MIT Professors and students to advance A.I. algorithms, software and technologies. Dave was a Rowland Fellow from 2007 to 2012. cf:

February 2018