Loyola University Chicago

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Marie Turano receives the 2021 AVS Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Scholarship

Marie Turano receives the 2021 AVS Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Scholarship

Dr. Marie Turano

Marie Turano, who graduated with a PhD in May 2021 after working in the Killelea group, has been receiving recognition for her excellent dissertation research.  In addition to her five 1st author publications, Marie was a top-level finalist for a AVS National Student award (https://avs.org/awards/awards/current-awardees-2021/) and will receive the 2021 Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Scholarship at the 67th AVS International Symposium this October.  This is a significant honor with international recognition.  In addition to the AVS award, Marie was a contestant for the Nottingham Prize, the annual award for the best student paper at the Physical Electronics Conference.  Marie was selected to be a finalist and her presentation was given at the 81st PEC earlier this month (https://sites.google.com/stonybrook.edu/pec2021).

 Marie received her BS in Chemistry from Loyola in 2016, and she continued on in the Chemistry PhD program, and received her PhD in May 2021.  As a student, Marie was active in the scientific community, presenting her research at conferences such as Gordon Research Conferences and AVS international symposia.  Marie also served as a discussion leader and moderator at these conferences.  Marie received the 2019 – 20 Teaching Scholarship and the 2020 – 21 Arthur Schmitt Fellowship, both from the Graduate School at Loyola.  She will be starting her career at Bureau Veritas in Lake Zurich, IL in August 2021.

Congratulations to Dr. Turano!