1. Noah Planavsky Selected as a 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Fellow in Ocean Sciences

    Noah Planavsky (left) and Timothy Lyons are seen here examining a rock sample in the lab. Photo credit: UCR Strategic Communications. Image credit:
    Noah Planavsky (left) and Timothy Lyons are seen here examining a rock sample in the lab. Photo credit: UCR Strategic Communications.

    The Sloan Research Fellowships are extraordinarily competitive awards involving nominations for most of the very best early-career scientists from the United States and Canada.

    Planavsky worked with Timothy Lyons, PI of the NAI University of California, Riverside (UCR) Team, and received his doctoral degree in earth sciences in 2012, after which he held a postdoctoral appointment at Caltech.

    Noah is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Yale University and is leading the Yale sub-team of the NAI UCR-led Alternative Earths team.

    In supporting Planavsky’s application, Lyons wrote: “He is, in no uncertain terms, one of the most creative, ambitious, and productive scientists you will ever meet—at any level. He has my highest level of support for the honor and opportunity that come with the Sloan Fellowship. Our views of the ancient ocean and its life are bound for extraordinary change in the coming years under Noah’s watch.”

    Read the full article here: https://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/35259

    Last year, Christopher Reinhard, who also worked with Lyons and earned his Ph.D. in 2012, received the same fellowship. He is now an assistant professor of earth and atmospheric sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology and leads the Georgia Tech UCR sub-team.