College of LAS « Illinois


A Lifetime of Achievement

Humboldt Research Award goes to chemistry professor.

James Lisy

U of I chemistry professor James Lisy has been chosen to receive a prestigious Humboldt Research Award honoring a lifetime of research achievements.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn, Germany, annually honors up to 100 researchers elected by a multinational, multidisciplinary panel of scholars. The recipients are each awarded a prize and extended an invitation to pursue research of their choice with colleagues in Germany.

Lisy uses molecular beam and laser spectroscopy techniques to study properties of molecular and ionic clusters. He is internationally recognized for his research on ion solvation, particularly ion size selectivity, with applications to both biological and environmental systems.

Fall 2011