Alan Heyduk, assistant professor of chemistry and founding member of the UCI Physical Sciences Center for Solar Energy, has been named a 2009 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. The $75,000 award will support Heyduk’s research. He is one of 14 scientists to receive the award, which goes to outstanding chemical sciences faculty members who are in the first five years of their academic careers. “The intent is to support exceptional young academic researchers at an early and crucial stage of their independent careers,” said Mark Cardillo, executive director of the foundation.