Professor Songi Han lauded for prestigious Bessel Prize

Professor Songi Han was highlighted in the UC Santa Barbara Current; a recent announcement by Chancellor Yang; and Santa Barbara-based Edhat for her receipt of the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prize from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Among several criteria for the award, the Germany-based Humboldt foundation awards the Bessel prize to those internationally-renowned academics who are "expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements which will have a seminal influence on their discipline beyond their immediate field of work." Supported by the Bessel Prize, Songi will further her research in solvation and water dynamics at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum's Cluster of Excellence RESOLV (Ruhr Explores Solvation).