Physicist Lydia Kisley wins National Science Foundation early career award

As seen in The Daily – 3.30.2022

Lydia Kisley focuses on single-molecule microscopy, method to observe how molecules behave on metal surface as it corrodes

(This story is one of several about 2022 winners of the NSF CAREER award at Case Western Reserve University.)


Case Western Reserve University physicist Lydia Kisley—whose single-molecule-focused research has applications from pharmaceuticals to medicine to infrastructure—has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant.

The grant will support Kisley’s lab in an ongoing investigation into the chemical underpinnings of how metal corrodes at the molecular level. The research could have future applications in battery and solar energy technologies, energy-efficient catalytic reactions and the corrosion of infrastructure.

The CAREER award is considered the agency’s most prestigious grant to junior faculty members “who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.”