Filipp Furche, associate professor of chemistry at UC Irvine, has received two prestigious awards. The Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (Germany’s Chemical Industry Fund) has awarded him with a Lecturer’s Scholarship, running for a maximum of five years. Just four young chemists win this award annually. The Lise Meitner-Minerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry has awarded Furche its Outstanding Young German Scientist Award for 2008. Furche recently came to UCI from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.