Kudos to the 2020 Outstanding Dissertation Award Recipients!

Updated: Jul 25



The Graduate School is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Outstanding Dissertation Award:


Drs. Vasiliki Kanta Chantzi and Guangrong Meng


We could not be more proud to honor their exceptional work!

Dr. Kanta Chantzi received her PhD in Behavioral and Neural Sciences program in October 2019. Her doctoral work focused on a long-standing controversy in Neuroscience on the role of gamma oscillations – her finds demonstrate that gamma oscillations play a critical role in the coordination of neural activity. Dr. Kanta Chantzi currently holds a Postdoctoral Associate position at the Emory University School of Medicine, developing and testing advanced neuromodulation platforms using machine learning and electrophysiology.

Dr. Meng received his PhD in Chemistry in October 2019. His research contributions, including the discovery of amide N-C bond cross-coupling reactions, have opened up new areas of research and stimulated progress in the field by other groups worldwide. Dr. Meng currently holds a Postdoctoral Associate position at The Scripps Research Institute researching the Ligands Enabled non-Directed C-H Bond Activation.

Congratulations again, Vasiliki and Guangrong! We look forward with great anticipation to hear of your continued contributions to your fields and society.


91 views

Rutgers Graduate School - Newark

Office of the Dean

185 University Avenue

John Cotton Dana Library, Suite 306
Newark, New Jersey 07102

  • Instagram - Black Circle
  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Twitter - Black Circle
  • LinkedIn - Black Circle