Three Assistant Professors Named 2021-22 UCLA Hellman Fellows

Hellman Fellow Fund

Aug 2, 2021

UCLA Samueli Newsroom

Three UCLA Samueli School of Engineering assistant professors have been selected as the UCLA Society of Hellman Fellows — Jun Chen of bioengineering, Artur Davoyan of mechanical and aerospace engineering and Carissa Eisler of chemical and biomolecular engineering.

The campus-wide program was established by the Hellman Family Foundation to provide support and encouragement for the research of promising assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction in their work.

Jun Chen

Jun Chen
Bioengineering

Chen uses nanotechnology and bioelectronics to develop interactive wearables, smart textiles and body area sensor networks with energy, sensing and therapy applications.

Artur Davoyan

Artur Davoyan
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Davoyan explores how light and materials interact at the nanoscale, with a focus on applications in space propulsion, energy harvesting and communications technologies.

Carissa Eisler

Carissa Eisler
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Eisler advances the fundamental understanding of light-material interactions at the nanoscale, focusing on transformative optoelectronic devices for solar energy, lighting and computation.

In all, 20 UCLA faculty members were named in this year’s cohort, with grants ranging from $10,000 to $65,000. In 2020, UCLA received a $7.5 million grant from the Hellman Fellows Fund to permanently endow the program.

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