Assistant Professor Joe Subotnik is one of just 16 recipients of a 2012 Packard Fellowship. The Packard Fellowship program was established in 1988 to allow the nation’s most promising professors to pursue science and engineering research early in their careers with few funding restrictions and limited reporting requirements.
The Packard Foundation announced that "Subotnik’s research centers on the behavior of molecules and materials after being irradiated with light, with a focus on how the resulting photo-excitation energy can be lost to friction. The applications of his work are to electronics and solar photovoltaics, where device efficiency is often limited by heat generation."
Details on the recipients are here.