Prof. Gillan honored with Innovation in Laboratory Safety Award

Prof. Ed Gillan
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 2:15pm

The University of Iowa has recognized Prof. Ed Gillan with an Innovation in Laboratory Safety Award. "The Innovation in Laboratory Safety Award celebrates exceptional and ground-breaking innovations that advance safety in academic research laboratories."

The annual Discovery & Innovation awards program recognizes faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars/fellows, graduate students, undergraduate students and mentors who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments to research in their field. The program also recognizes individuals and start-ups awarded patents, options, or licenses with the support of the University of Iowa Research Foundation to help protect and commercialize their intellectual property.

"Students and staff must be carefully and thoroughly trained in safety protocols and a strong and ingrained culture of safety and respect for potential hazards is essential. Professor Gillan has been *the* major force in addressing these issues in our department for many years, and has been highly effective and successful in doing so."
—James B. Gloer, Roy J. Carver/Ralph L. Shriner Professor of Chemistry

Congratulations to Professor Gillan!