EDISON, N.J., July 18, 2014 — Theresa McCormick has been awarded the Spring 2014 Equipment Grant Competition, along with $10,000 from Horiba Scientific (formerly Photon Technology International). McCormick is a professor at Portland State University where her research is focused on developing photoreductive elimination catalysts for solar energy conversion and organic transformation. Her research aims to create photoactive catalysts to increase the rate of hydrogen production and provide a clean source of hydrogen as a carbon natural fuel. With her award, McCormick plans to purchase the PTI QuantMaster 300, which measures steady state fluorescence and excited state lifetimes over many wavelengths and timescales. For more information, visit www.horiba.com.