Scholars of Outstanding Promise

Three junior faculty members at UC Santa Barbara are selected for fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

February 16, 2021
Sung Soo Kim
Sung Soo Kim

Every so often the work of an early career researcher becomes so important, it captures the attention of their professional peers. Recognizing these young “scholars of outstanding promise,” the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards Sloan Research Fellowships to support their future breakthroughs and careers as leaders in their fields.

This year, three of those 128 early-career innovators come from UC Santa Barbara.

“I congratulate Sung Soo Kim, Fedor Manin and Timothy Brandt on this exceptional honor,” said Pierre Wiltzius, dean of mathematical, physical and life sciences. “With these fellowships, they join a rarefied group of 126 extraordinarily talented young scholars whose research shows great promise. I look forward to learning about the valuable discoveries these awards will support.”