Briseno Research Group

Selected Honors/Awards

Member, Editorial Advisory Board: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Materials Today 

  • 2016 Early Excellence in Physical Organic Chemistry
  • 2015 ACS Applied Materials & interfaces Young Investigator
  • 2015 UMass Faculty Exceptional Merit Award
  • 2014 Adjunct Visiting Professor, University of Bordeaux, France
  • 2014 Dow Foundation Distinguished Lecturer, UC Santa Barbara
  • 2014 Emerging Investigator, Journal of Materials Chemistry- C
  • 2013 Proctor & Gamble Cultural Diversity Lecturer in Chemistry, UCLA
  • 2013 Andreoli-Woods Lecturer, Cal State Los Angeles
  • 2013 Honors Convocation Keynote Speaker, Cal State Los Angeles
  • 2012 UMass Faculty Exceptional Merit Award
  • 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers (PECASE)
  • 2011 NSF Polymer Division Grant
  • 2011 Office of Naval Research Young- Investigator Program Award (ONR-YIP)
  • 2010-2012 3M Nontenured Faculty Grant

Prior to UMass

  • 2008 ICI Student Award in Applied Polymer Science (PMSE)
  • 2008 Frank J. Padden, Jr. Award for Excellence in Polymer Physics (Finalist)
  • 2008 XEROX Technical Minority Scholarship
  • 2007 MRS Graduate Silver Award
  • 2007 Best Poster Award, MDITR Conference and Expo
  • 2007 Excellence in Graduate Polymer Science Research Award (ACS POLY Division)
  • 2005 Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Award Fellowship, Gordon Conference
  • 2004 UCLA Graduate Division Award Fellowship (only one awarded)
  • 2003 Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship, Lucent Technologies (2003-2007)
  • 2003 CSULA Graduate Student of the Year Award
  • 2001 NIH-Fellowship (MBRS-RISE Program, California State University- Los Angeles)