Fargo, N.D. — Sivaguru (Siva) Jayaraman, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at NDSU, received the 2011 Young Investigator Award from the Inter-American Photochemical Society. The award will be presented at the society’s 2013 meeting. The Young Investigator Award was established in 2002 to recognize outstanding photoscientific contributions by society members who have held an independent research position for no more than five years at the time of application.
Jayaraman’s research focus is in the area of photochemistry, supramolecular chemistry and organo- and supramolecular photocatalysis and light driven sustainable chemistry. He has received numerous awards, including the 2008 National Science Foundation CAREER award and 2010 Grammaticakis-Neumann Prize from the Swiss Chemical Society.
At NDSU, Jayaraman received the 2010 Excellence in Research Award and 2011 Excellence in Teaching Award. He joined the faculty at NDSU in 2006. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University, New York, after earning his doctorate from Tulane University, New Orleans. He earned a master’s degree in chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology,
Madras, India, and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from St. Joseph’s College, Trichy, India.