Scientist of the Year honors a local scientist working on amazing projects that benefits the scientific world.

Not only does this category focus on local scientists that change the world outside of Philadelphia, but on amazing people that give back to the city’s innovative scientific community.

The Nominees

Previous Winners

Kimberly Sue Moran

Kimberly Sue Moran

Center for Forensic Research & Education

A teacher, a mentor, a scientist, Kimberlee Sue Moran has done a lot to bring the world of forensic science to the Philadelphia region, especially this past year. In October, she pulled in a ton of press by blowing up a transit bus as a field exercise for first responders in the Philadelphia.

When she isn’t busy doing science, she helps encourage others to love it, working with the College of Physicians’ Karabots Junior Fellows and teaching forensic science at Rutgers-Camden.

Dr. Youngmoo E. Kim

Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Assistant Dean of Engineering for Media Technologies at Drexel University

Dr. Youngmoo is an Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Assistant Dean of Engineering for Media Technologies at Drexel University.

He founded the research group the Music & Entertainment Technology Laboratory (MET-lab) to focus on the machine understanding of audio in regards to music information retrieval. The MET-lab also researches human-machine interfaces and robotics for expressive interaction, analysis-synthesis of sound, and K-12 outreach for engineering, science, and mathematics education.