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Fulbright Scholar Grant Awarded to Chemistry Professor Dr. Jerry Jasinski

April 16, 2013
Dr. Jerry Jasinski
Dr. Jerry Jasinski

Dr. Jasinski to Lecture at University of Mysore in India

Keene State College Chemistry Professor, Dr. Jerry Jasinski, has been awarded a grant from the Fulbright US Scholar Program in 2013 - 2014. Dr. Jasinski will lecture and conduct workshops at the University of Mysore, India. The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the US Department of State, and administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. Each year about 800 faculty and professionals in the United States visit 140 countries to share their knowledge, form connections and conduct research. This newest award continues Keene State College’s honor as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars among institutions of its type and size offering primarily baccalaureate programs.

As Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Jasinski will reside at Mysore, Karnataka beginning in August 2013 until December 2013. During his stay in India, he will share his knowledge in the use of single crystal X-ray crystallography, which is a state-of-the-art tool for determining molecular structure. Results from crystallography research are used by pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs that fight cancer and tumors. Dr. Jasinski conducts research with the only X-ray crystallography machine of this type in the state of New Hampshire using crystals sent to him from collaborators around the world.

“I am honored to receive this award. Over the past six years, I have collaborated with faculty at University of Mysore, which has provided Keene State students with the chance to conduct a variety of crystallography research. This Fulbright award will strengthen the relationships I have with scholars in India,” said Dr. Jerry Jasinski. “In addition to sharing knowledge on conducting crystallography research while I am there, I will help to cultivate the skill of developing research reports so that the next generation of researchers may effectively share their findings and contribute to applied uses of scientific research.”

Dr. Jasinski has published more than 400 papers in scholarly journals with collaborations around the world and across the United States. Dr. Jasinski has conducted research in the area of chemistry for more than 35 years.

“I am thrilled to welcome another faculty member to the Fulbright Scholarship community at Keene State College. Dr. Jasinski has a long and very successful history as a scholar at Keene State College and an incredible amount of knowledge and experience to offer students and colleagues in India,” said Keene State College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Melinda Treadwell. “Our college will gain new perspectives from his time there. I congratulate Dr. Jasinski on this important accomplishment, and look forward to learning about his achievements during his stay.”

For more information about the Fulbright Scholar Program, visit http://www.cies.org/About.htm.