This year's Hertz Fellows are leaders in science and technology and have research goals ranging from lowering the cost of drug development, to advancing practical application of artificial intelligence, to creating a carbon-neutral future. Selected from a pool of nearly eight hundred applicants representing twenty-four universities across the country, the sixteen fellows will receive five years of PhD research support as well as lifelong professional support, including mentoring and access to a network of previous Hertz Fellows.
"The pursuits of our 2020 Hertz Fellows embody the type of bold, risk-taking research that the Hertz Foundation has supported for almost six decades," said Hertz Foundation president Robbee Baker Kosak. "By funding innovative thinkers and connecting visionary researchers across generations, geography, and disciplines, we create the conditions for our fellows to have an exponential impact on the most pressing problems facing our nation and world."
For a complete list of 2020 Hertz Fellows, see the Hertz Foundation website.