June 27, 2022 Schreier earns Beckman Young Investigator Award Written By: Jason Daley Departments: Chemical & Biological Engineering Categories: Awards|Faculty|Grants Marcel Schreier Marcel Schreier, the Richard H. Soit Assistant Professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is one of 10 young faculty members from institutions across the United States selected for a Beckman Young Investigator Award by the Irvine, California-based Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. The competitive award provides $600,000 in funding over four years to each winner, chosen from over 225 applicants after a rigorous three-part review by a panel of scientific experts. According to the foundation, the awardees exemplify the Beckman Foundation’s mission of supporting the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences. The goal is to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open new avenues of research in science. “This outstanding group of young scientists are bringing creative approaches in material synthesis, new medical devices, and plastic recycling, among other major challenges,” says the foundation’s executive director Dr. Anne Hultgren. “We are thrilled to support their work as they start their independent research careers, and can’t wait to see the exciting results in the years ahead!” Schreier’s research interests center on electrochemical interfaces and catalyst surface chemistry, and how their interactions define electrocatalytic transformations. His research has many applications including improving green energy production and storage, enabling sustainable chemical production, and developing new methods of plastics recycling.