GB Hammond receives $100,000 grant from Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation Gerald GB Hammond, professor of chemistry/biochemistry at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, is the recipient of a $100,000 grant award over two years from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation’s Scholar/Fellow Program for Undergraduate Institutions. Hammond was one of five individuals in the nation chosen for the award. In addition, Hammond holds the distinction as the first person at UMass Dartmouth to receive two grants from the Foundation. In 1996, he earned The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.
The program is designed to attract talented Ph.D. recipients to careers as teacher-scholars in chemistry, chemical engineering, and biochemistry departments of undergraduate colleges and universities, guided by accomplished faculty from those institutions.
Hammond said that he would serve as a mentor to the budding teacher/researcher in the laboratory and classroom. The work to be carried out by the fellow is entitled, A building block approach to the synthesis of partially fluorinated rings using functional fluoroallenes as a diversity-generating engine. The Foundation cited Hammond’s extraordinary publication record, as well as recognition by the international fluorine community, as reasons for his selection.