Faculty Excellence


faculty awards

President Jonathan Holloway and Prabhas Moghe, executive vice president for academic affairs, recently announced the recipients of the Universitywide Faculty Awards for 2020-21. The awards recognize the excellence of educators at Rutgers in every stage of their careers for the work they do guiding the intellectual development of students, for their exceptional research accomplishments and for the difference they make in the community. 


The origin of photosynthesis in algae and plants changed our planet by providing a major source of oxygen and supporting many ecosystems, due to their primary production, of fixed carbon (sugars and lipids). Understanding how this critical process happened will help us potentially engineer it in synthetic systems as well as to improve crop production.