By Lora K. Hine, Cornell Chronicle 

Héctor D. Abruña, the Emile M. Chamot Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, has been working to promote underrepresented minorities in the sciences at Cornell for more than 30 years.

His efforts and hard work are coming to fruition in the form of grant funding from the National Science Foundation, which will help students from his native Puerto Rico access the experimental resources and expertise available to them at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS).

The grant, awarded under the NSF Division of Materials Research’s Center for Interfacial Electrochemistry of Energy Materials, was given to principal investigator (PI) Carlos R. Cabrera, Ph.D. ’87, and colleagues from Puerto Rico, and Joel Brock, director of CHESS.

This funding is evidence of the collaboration between CHESS, a cutting-edge research laboratory, and Hispanic-serving institutions in Puerto Rico to promote this educational and innovative collaborative materials research initiative.

Read more at the Cornell Chronicle.