Hibbitts Receives the UF Provost’s Excellence Award for Assistant Professors

David Hibbitts, Ph.D.

David Hibbitts, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the University of Florida Department of Chemical Engineering, has received the University of Florida Provost’s Excellence Award for Assistant Professors for 2020. The awards are focused on junior faculty and recognize excellence in research.

Dr. Hibbitts’ research interests include the exploration of reaction mechanisms and structure-function relationships for the conversion of biomass- and fossil-derived feedstocks into fuels and chemicals through heterogeneous catalysts.

Over the past few years, he has received over $1 million in research funds supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Hibbitts has had several noteworthy accomplishments during his time at UF. In 2019, he received the prestigious NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. In 2017, he was presented the Department of Chemical Engineering Excellence in Service Award. In 2016, he was given the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund New Doctoral Investigator Award.

Congratulations, Dr. Hibbitts!