BASF Corporation Fellowship

The BASF Corporation Catalysis Division is pleased to offer an academic collegiate scholarship that reflects their strong commitment to chemistry education at Rutgers University. The intent of the BASF Fellowship is to support high performing students exhibiting diversity in experience, leadership, special skills, and talent. It is, therefore, limited to third/fourth year Ph.D. students in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology with a minimum GPA of 3.5, who have completed coursework and successfully joined a lab.

At the conclusion of the award period, the successful applicant will prepare and present their work to the BASF research community in a 60-minute seminar.


  • Full-time CCB graduate student nominated by PI
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Catalysis focus is preferred, but will consider materials science or surface science
  • Demonstrates diversity in experience, leadership, skills, and talents

2022-2023 Awardee:

Dan RothschildDaniel (Dan) Rothschild completed the first half of his bachelor’s degree at Syracuse University before transferring to Rutgers University. In his senior year, Dan joined the lab of Dr. Mark Lipke where he worked on synthesizing organometallic nanocages and remained to pursue a PhD. While in the graduate program, Dan’s work has resulted in several publications, media coverage, and international collaborations. He has also earned the Krishnamurthy Award for his work on covalent molecular cages.

The Lipke group focuses on fundamental reactivity within nanoporous environments, and Dan eventually hopes to use his knowledge of functional nano-structures to create new materials for commercial and industrial use.


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