Sevov receives Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

May 16, 2023

Sevov receives Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Christo Sevov

Christo Sevov, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is one of 18 recipients of the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award for 2023.

Award winners are in an early stage of their academic careers, have created an outstanding independent body of scholarship and have demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. Each Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar receives an unrestricted research grant of $100,000.

“I’m honored to be selected as a Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar. We have all had to adapt to new methods of teaching during the challenging times of the last few years,” Sevov said. “I think this award reflects the tremendous effort from Ohio State in supporting its faculty. I am extremely grateful to my colleagues and the students who have helped come up with creative and engaging teaching strategies.”

Research in Sevov’s lab is focused on developing sustainable approaches for the synthesis of new drugs and materials using electricity in place of toxic, explosive or expensive reagents. In addition, his team seeks to design large-scale energy storage systems that can assist with the integration of intermittent electrical loads from renewable sources into the electrical grid.

“Professor Sevov is an outstanding scholar, innovator and teacher,” said Claudia Turro, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. “Since joining the department in 2017, he has established a highly creative and extraordinarily successful research program that has strengthened the department in the areas of organic synthesis, electrochemistry and energy storage. Professor Sevov’s work is already having a significant impact and includes applications in sustainability in two major areas of societal concern.”

The purpose of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., is to advance the science of chemistry, chemical engineering and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances throughout the world. Established in 1946 by chemist, inventor and businessman Camille Dreyfus as a memorial to his brother Henry, the foundation became a memorial to both men when Camille Dreyfus died in 1956. Throughout its history, the foundation has sought to take the lead in identifying and addressing needs and opportunities in the chemical sciences.

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