The Collins Group has received the DOE Early Career Award, a 5 year competitive grant that includes tenure track faculty at all US universities and national laboratories. This year out of approximately 700 submissions, only 59 individuals were awarded. (See release by WSU and DOE). The grant entitled “Polarized resonant X-ray scattering to measure molecular orientation and conformation in organic nanostructures” will enable Collins’ continued state-of-the-art research in developing resonant X-ray techniques to reveal order in molecular materials, structures, and devices.