Issue Date: November 2, 2009
SACNAS Honors Jorge Gardea-Torresdey With Award
Jorge L. Gardea-Torresdey, chair of the department of chemistry at the University of Texas, El Paso, is the winner of the 2009 Distinguished Scientist Award, given by the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). Gardea-Torresdey is being cited for his research on phytoremediation and his efforts to promote diversity in the sciences. Gardea-Torresdey has been an adviser to 18 Ph.D. candidates, 15 of whom are Hispanic. In addition, he directs research on the environmental impact of nanomaterials.
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