FSU Graduate Student Awarded a CONACYT fellowship
Edgar Gonzalez Rodriguez, a 1st year graduate student in the Alabugin Research Group, has been awarded a 53 month fellowship from The Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia – CONACYT (The Mexican National Council for Science and Technology). The CONACYT fellowship is a highly contested award that is aimed towards Mexican students pursuing their graduate studies at some of the top universities all over the world. The fellowship is awarded based on the quality of both the student applicant and their research institution.
Edgar's research is focused on designing new chemical reactions and studying the interplay between structure and reactivity of organic molecules. With this, he aims to develop reactions with potential applications towards the synthesis of carbon based nanostructures.