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St. Mary’s College Associate Professor Troy Townsend ’07 Recognized as Maryland Outstanding Young Scientist

Associate Professor of Chemistry Troy Townsend ’07 was named a 2022 Maryland Outstanding Young Scientist by the Maryland Academy of Sciences and the Maryland Science Center. Townsend was honored at a ceremony May 11 at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. In his acceptance speech, Townsend spoke of the inspiration and support he receives from his students, his children and his community. “In these people, I have observed three key elements of a good scientist: passion, optimistic curiosity and luck.” He noted that when thinking broadly about workforce development, economic development and scientific advancement, “it starts with young people, who are optimistic, curious and passionate. When I reflect on my life, as a mentor and one day as an ‘old scientist’, I will measure my value with the impact I’ve had on our future leaders, who value science and reason.” Founder of St. Mary’s College’s Material Science Program, Townsend pursues the development of low-cost renewable solar energy technology through ink-jet printing of robust inorganic photovoltaics. In his lab at the College, Townsend and his students synthesize materials on the nanoscale to discover new electronic and optical properties. His most recent work involves using nanocrystal inks that can be […]

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