Alejandro L. Briseño Receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Alejandro Briseno Assistant Professor Alejandro Briseño received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House on July 23rd. Briseño was cited for "outstanding research accomplishments in areas of organic semiconductor nanoelectronics and molecular crystals and breakthroughs in the fundamental understanding of organic interfacial crystallization." Alex is one of only 96 scientists and engineers this year to receive the PECASE award which is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

Alejandro Briseno

In presenting the award, President Obama said, "Discoveries in science and technology not only strengthen our economy, they inspire us as a people. The impressive accomplishments of today's awardees so early in their careers promise even greater advances in the years ahead."

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