UC Irvine professors Alan F. Heyduk and Bill Tomlinson (pictured) have each been awarded a 2008 Sloan Research Fellowship, one of the most prestigious awards given to young researchers. Heyduk, an assistant professor of chemistry, is researching fundamental chemistry problems related to alternative energy. Tomlinson, an assistant professor of informatics and Calit2 affiliate, is interested in the relationship between information technology and environmental issues, human-computer interaction and educational technology. A total of 17 University of California faculty members received the honor this year. UCI researchers have received nine fellowships in the past five years.