Christina Payne

  • Program Years: 2003-2007
  • Academic Institution: Vanderbilt University
  • Field of Study: Chemical Engineering
  • Academic Advisor: Peter Cummings
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (2005)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2007
    B.S. Chemical Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, 2002

Current Status

  • Status: Program Director, National Science Foundation, ENG/CBET
  • Research Area: Molecular Simulation, Thermodynamics, Protein Structure/Function, Adsorption Processes
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  • Contact Information: christy.payne(at)gmail(dot)com
  • Publications

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    2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering
    2017 University of Kentucky, College of Engineering Dean's Award for Excellence in Research
    2016 NSF CAREER Award
    2014 ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award
    2012 Professional Engineer, #28848, KY State
    2012 Professional Engineer, #46559, CO State
    2010 URS Top Talent Program
    2003 - 2007 Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF)
    2002 - 2006 IBM Fellowship