IU Professor Wins Early-Career Scientist Award

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP): An Indiana University researcher has won a prestigious National Science Foundation award for early-career scientists that includes $649,000 that will underwrite his ongoing work.
 
IU assistant professor of public and environmental affairs Jonathan Raff recently won the foundation's five-year Faculty Early Career Development Award.
 
That honor goes to junior faculty members who “exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research.''

The 38-year-old Raff will use the award money for his research into the chemistry of air pollution and climate impacts.
 
His work will address uncertainties about how certain air pollutants that are responsible for asthma, low visibility and climate change impacts are formed and lost on ground surfaces and in airborne dust.