Bollinger recognized with Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. –- J. Martin Bollinger Jr., professor of chemistry and of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Eberly College of Science, is the recipient of the 2012 Howard B. Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award.

The award honors and recognizes outstanding achievement by a faculty member with at least five years of service who effectively guides junior faculty. Howard Palmer was the senior associate dean of The Graduate School from 1984 to 1991.

Bollinger is cited for recruiting, advocating for and mentoring junior faculty in the Eberly College of Science. “Marty has almost single-handedly built a strong and vibrant nucleus of metallobiochemists at Penn State and cultivated their independent careers,” one nominator said, “making Penn State a household name in this field.”

Nominators praised Bollinger for his “uncanny ability to be critical without being condescending” and his “exercising of the principles of good collaboration.” Bollinger’s “continued participation in supporting the younger faculty at Penn State has created a world-class research team,” a nominator said.

A faculty member since 1995, Bollinger has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has received the Penn State Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement and the Society for Biological Inorganic Chemistry Early Career Award.

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Last Updated April 12, 2012