Joseph A. Fournier, assistant professor of chemistry, has been announced as the winner of the 2022 Flygare Award. The award is given biannually by the International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy (ISMS) to early career independent scientists who showcase outstanding contributions in molecular spectroscopy. Fournier will receive his award and deliver an award lecture during a plenary session at the 75th ISMS meeting, the largest spectroscopy meeting in the world, to be held June 20-24, 2022 in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
In his lab, Fournier combines the sensitivity and selectivity of mass spectrometry with the time resolution of ultrafast spectroscopies to capture and directly interrogate fast chemical reactions with molecular-level detail. The highly competitive Flygare Award recognizes Fournier's impressive past research and discoveries, his recent accomplishments at WashU, and the promising trajectory Fournier has set for future research. Congratulations to Professor Fournier!