Kayode Oshin, associate professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, has been named a Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, an award honoring young faculty in the chemical sciences.
Oshin is among eight college and university faculty members honored by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation for creating “an outstanding independent body of scholarship” and for being “deeply committed to education with undergraduates.” Each awardee receives an unrestricted research grant of $75,000.
Dr. Oshin’s research cited in the award, “Developing New Catalyst Systems for Atom Transfer Radical Addition Reactions,” seeks to develop new compounds (intermediates) used by pharmaceutical and chemical industries. “These intermediates can serve as essential building blocks in the production of drug molecules, therapeutics, and household chemicals,” Dr. Oshin said.
Dr. Oshin has taught at Creighton University for the past five years. He also serves as the director of the Haddix STEM Corridor Program at the university. The program provides summer research work in STEM fields for Omaha high school students, mentored by Creighton faculty.