Barry Rand, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, has been selected to receive a 3M Nontenured Faculty Award. Rand was recognized for his study of the optical and electrical properties of ultrasmall metal nanoclusters (diameters less than 2 nm) that act as emitters within thin film light emitting devices.
The award is administered by 3M’s Research and Development Community in partnership with 3M’s Corporate Giving Program. The program recognizes outstanding new faculty based on their research, experience, and academic leadership. The purpose of the award is to help the awardees achieve tenure, remain in a teaching position, and conduct research.