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Frossard Receives Fred C. Davison Early Career Scholar Award

Portrait of Dr. Amanda Frossard, 2024 recipient of the Davison Early Career Scholar Award

UGA Department of Chemistry Assistant Professor Dr. Amanda Frossard is the 2024 recipient of the Fred C. Davison Early Career Scholar Award. Established in 2015 and named in honor of the University of Georgia’s 18th President, this award recognizes outstanding accomplishment and evidence of potential future success in scholarship, creative work or research by an early career faculty member in the sciences.

Dr. Frossard has developed new techniques to study the ocean surface and marine aerosol production through a combination of field and laboratory studies. She has built a reputation as an expert in ocean surfactants—chemicals that reduce surface tension—and their transfer to sea spray aerosol. Her group developed analytical methods for surfactant characterization in aerosol particles and seawater. Frossard designed and fabricated an aerosol optical trap instrument to study single-particle absorption of water, and she has undertaken six field studies for sample collection, including multiple research cruises. She received a five-year National Science Foundation CAREER grant award, reflecting that her work is reshaping long-held conventional views of the cycling of particulate organic matter in marine air.

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