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Katz wins Fulbright grant

Alelxander Katz
Chemical Engineering Professor Alelxander Katz

Chemical Engineering Professor Alexander Katz has won a grant from the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program for teaching and research in Israel. Katz is lecturing on "Templated Materials as Heterogeneous Catalysts: New Directions for Synthesis and Curriculum Development" and researching the same subject at TECHNION-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa.

This year's Fulbright Scholar Program has sent Katz and five other University of California, Berkeley, faculty members overseas for teaching and research and brought to campus 21 foreign scholars.

The U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 scholars and professionals each year to over 140 countries, where they lecture or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

The scholars program is just one of many under the umbrella of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship program in international educational exchange that was proposed to the U.S. Congress in 1945 by then freshman Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas.

Fulbright grants are made to U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries for a variety of educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

Since the program's inception, approximately 286,500 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential—have been given the opportunity to exchange ideas and to contribute to finding solutions to shared issues.

More Information

UC Berkeley Press release:
http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2008/10/29_fullbright.shtml

Katz group:
http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/katzgrp

About the Fulbright Program:
http://www.cies.org/about_fulb.htm

 

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