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Diogenes Placencia receives a DOE Fellowship

June, 2011

The Neal Armstrong Group and the entire Chemistry and Biochemistry Department join together in congratulating Diogenes Placencia, who has been selected for a DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) SunShot Initiative Fellowship as part of the EERE Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellowships program.

Diogenes joined the Department as a Graduate Student in the Analytical Chemistry division in August 2005. He has been working with Neal Armstrong and is set to defend his dissertation.

The EERE STP Fellows apply the expertise gained from their education and history of conducting research to new and ongoing EERE initiatives. As a Fellow in this program, Diogenes will aid senior program managers in developing policy and managing federal grants related to solar energy technologies/initiatives.

Two-year EERE STP Fellowships provide an opportunity for scientists and engineers with relevant energy technology experience to participate in policy-related projects at DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Washington, D.C. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of their academic and research record, expertise in their field of study, interest in applying their technical skills and knowledge to policy-related issues, and potential for making contributions to the solution of problems in areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy policy.