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Former SFI Omidyar Fellow Jessika Trancik has been awarded a PopTech Science and Public Leadership Fellowship for select “high- potential” scientists who work in “areas of critical importance to the nation and the planet.”

Trancik, now an assistant professor in engineering at MIT, uses quantitative research methods to compare and optimize alternative energy technologies. The goal of her work, according to the Trancik Lab website, is to “accelerate the discovery and scaling of new energy technologies.”

She is one of ten fellows in the 2011 class, and is joined by Ian Couzin, who recently gave an SFI community lecture on collective animal behavior. 

Read the PopTech announcement (August 2, 2011)