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A Brigham Young University assistant professor of chemistry was one of 20 outstanding chemistry faculty members from across the nation selected to receive a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award.

David V. Dearden will receive $125,000 to support his research and is eligible for up to $187,000 in matching funding.His research uses an electromagnetic bottle to store and manipulate electrically charged molecules.

Dearden is recognized as a pioneer in this technique, which is used to study reactions which are controlled by size and shape relationships between molecules.