Dr. Jonathan Schultz Receives Beckman Fellowship!

Dr. Jon Schultz stands outside by cherry trees

Dr. Jonathan Schultz is a 2023 Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemical Sciences! The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has announced its 2023 class of Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows in Chemical Sciences, individuals who underscore the Foundation’s mission of supporting basic research in the chemical sciences and chemical instrumentation. Dr. Schultz was selected as one of just 16 recipients after a three-part review led by a panel of scientific experts. Jon's project, “Distinguishing Molecular Electronic Coupling Pathways by Combining Nonlinear Spectroscopy and Machine Learning”, will be conducted under the advisement of Prof. David Beratan. Jon notes that the performance of many technologies that capture and process energy is fundamentally connected to interactions among molecules. These interactions in complex, device-relevant materials remain largely hidden from our view. By supplementing modern multidimensional spectroscopy methods with the analytical power of machine learning, his and Prof. Beratan's research aims to establish unprecedentedly accurate approaches to diagnosing how molecules communicate with one another. Jon hopes that his discoveries will be adopted by many researchers working to harness solar energy to address global-scale energy challenges. Congratulations, Jon!