Lauren Pincus recipient of NSF Earth Sciences Fellowship for Microplastics and Nanoplastics Research

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021
by The Department of Geosciences

Lauren Pincun, Postdoctoral Research AssociateDr. Lauren Pincus has been awarded a National Science Foundation Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship (NSF EAR-PF). The program, which awards two-year fellowships to recent recipients of doctoral degrees, is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with research experience, mentorship, and training that will establish them in leadership positions in the Earth Sciences community. Approximately eight to ten NSF EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded per year.  

This fellowship will fund Dr. Pincus’ research "EAR-PF: Microplastics and Nanoplastics as Vectors for Inorganic Pollution: Examining the Effect of Environmental Systems Conditions on Degradation Pathway and Sorption Potential.” Lauren will conduct her independent research under the mentorship of Professor Satish Myneni and the Molecular Environmental Geochemistry Group.  

Dr. Pincus is currently a Harry H. Hess Postdoctoral Fellow in the Princeton Geosciences Department with the Myneni Group. Lauren’s research interests lie at the intersection of geoscience, chemistry, and environmental engineering. She uses fundamental knowledge from these three subject areas to solve complex interdisciplinary problems. The department would like to take this time to congratulate Dr. Pincus at this time of prestigious recognition for her research.