Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Jeffrey Johnson ’00 Receives Dreyfus Award

Posted on September 7th, 2007 by

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson ‘00

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson ‘00

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, a 2000 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and assistant professor of chemistry at Hope College in Holland, Mich., has received a Faculty Start-Up Award from the Camile and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Inc.

The foundation presents the awards to support the scholarly activity of new faculty at primarily undergraduate institutions, generally to faculty who will be beginning their first tenure-track appointments. The foundation typically grants a dozen or fewer of the awards each year.

The award provides an unrestricted research grant of $30,000 that will provide support for Johnson’s research program during the next five years. He will work collaboratively with Hope students on the development of non-traditional organic reactivity catalyzed by transition metals.

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Inc. was established in 1946 and is a memorial to Camille and Henry Dreyfus, two brothers who made major contributions in the research of materials used in the manufacture of photographic films. The foundation’s purpose is to advance the science of chemistry, chemical engineering and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances around the world.


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