Paul Ohno, a Ph.D. candidate at Northwestern, has been named a 2019 Schmidt Science Fellow, Eric and Wendy Schmidt announced April 8.
Ohno — along with the 19 other fellows — will be placed in a new, world-leading research environment, and will receive personalized mentoring, as well as a stipend.
At Northwestern, Ohno is part of the Geiger group. His work has helped to better understand and control processes such as pollutant transport in groundwater.
As a Schmidt Science Fellow, he will work with lasers to directly determine climate-relevant properties of atmospheric aerosol particles suspended in air.
“This honor is a reflection of the exceptional education and mentorship I have received in my research group, within the department of chemistry, and from The Graduate School and Northwestern as a whole,” Ohno said.
The program, now in its second year, is funded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt in partnership with the Rhodes Trust.