Alumnus Matthew Kessinger named Beckman Fellow
May 9, 2022
(May 9, 2022) Alumnus Matthew Kessinger (A. Morris Ph.D. ‘20) was named a 2022 Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow. Kessinger is a 2020 graduate of the Amanda Morris lab, where he focused on the synthesis of transition metal complexes and the characterization of their interfacial electron transfer kinetics. While a graduate student, Kessinger was awarded both the Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research award and the departmental Graduate Teaching Award. Since graduating in 2020, he has joined the research group of Gerald Meyer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a postdoctoral fellow where he studies the mechanism of water oxidation at semiconductor/catalyst interfaces. The fellowship, sponsored by the Beckman Foundation, supports advanced research within the core areas of fundamental chemistry and will provide up to three years of salary and research support. The fellowship is highly competitive and only 14 fellows were selected for the 2022 cohort. Congratulations, Matt!