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UD professor named Mangone Scholar

Joel Rosenthal

OUR FACULTY | Joel Rosenthal, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was selected by the University’s Francis Alison Society to receive the 2014 Gerard J. Mangone Young Scholars Award.

The award recognizes promising and accomplished young faculty. The recipient is chosen by fellow faculty members who have received the Francis Alison Award, the University’s highest competitive faculty honor.

“Prof. Rosenthal is a scholar par excellence and is most deserving of the Mangone Young Scholar award,” said Donald L. Sparks, S. Hallock du Pont Chair in Plant and Soil Sciences and chair of the Francis Alison Society. “He is a rising star in his field, having been the recipient of major research accolades, and is equally accomplished as a dedicated teacher and mentor. We are most fortunate to have him as a faculty member at the University of Delaware.”

Rosenthal’s research group is active in the fields of energy, catalysis, chemical synthesis, electrochemistry and photochemistry. His research program has made important breakthroughs in the field of carbon dioxide (CO2) conversion, with implications for alternative fuel production and renewable energy.

“Prof. Rosenthal has established a vibrant and productive research program at the University of Delaware. In his first four years at UD, his group has already published 14 peer-reviewed publications, with several others under review or in preparation,” Murray V. Johnston, professor and department chair, wrote in a letter of support for the Mangone award.

Rosenthal joined the UD faculty in 2010 after serving as a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned his doctorate in inorganic chemistry.

About the award

The Mangone Young Scholars Award is named in honor of the late Gerard J. Mangone, who joined the UD faculty in 1972 and created the UD Center for the Study of Marine Policy, renamed in his honor in 2003.

Dr. Mangone, University Research Professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, received the Francis Alison Award in 1983. In 2010, he received an honorary degree from UD. He died on July 27, 2011.

Article by Ann Manser, AS73

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