Assistant Professor Danielle Speller has received a 2022 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Speller is one of a small group of innovative early-career scientists and engineers who are boldly pursuing new areas of research. She is recognized for her research on new particles and never-before-seen radioactive decays using novel detection techniques to understand the origins and interplay of matter and light.
Each Packard Fellow will receive $875,000 in unrestricted funds that they can use over five years in any way they choose. This fellowship, which is heading into its 35th year next year, is one of the largest non-governmental fellowships for research and, for many Fellows, is a critical steppingstone in their career.