College of Engineering’s Dr. Jenna Jambeck awarded MacArthur grant

Jenna Jambeck awarded MacArthur grant

Jenna Jambeck

Jenna Jambeck, Ph.D., Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Georgia, was named a 2022 MacArthur Fellow Wednesday for her work investigating the scale of plastic pollution and galvanizing efforts to address plastic waste.

“To have my work spontaneously recognized by my peers is incredibly meaningful, and the fact that this fellowship recognizes creativity is one of the best parts,” Jambeck said. “I think my creativity has served as a source of strength and perseverance throughout my career.

Dr. Jambeck becomes the second UGA faculty member to receive the award.

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