Assistant Professor Jin Kim Montclare was honored with the Wechsler Award for Excellence on November 3, 2006. This special award is given biennially to recognize and support excellence in research among Poly faculty in the early stages of their careers. Montclare’s research, entitled “Engineering Artificial Proteins,” explores the biosynthetic and evolutionary pathways to the presence of new chemical substrates not provided by nature with the specific aim of designing novel materials relevant to industry and medicine.
The Wechsler Award for Excellence was established by Dr. Harry C. Wechsler ’48, a noted chemist and business executive who received a PhD in Chemistry from Polytechnic and became a trustee in 1980. Wechsler Award recipients receive $25,000 for the two year term.