Professor Antonia Statt from the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University Illinois Urbana-Champaign is the 2022 winner of the CoMSEF Young Investigator Award. She is cited “for the development and application of innovative computational method and models to understand polymer thin films, colloid-polymer systems, and disordered proteins.” Statt joined the faculty at Illinois in 2019. Before that she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Princeton Center for Complex Materials where she worked in the lab of Prof. Athanassios Z. Panagiotopoulos. She obtained her PhD in the lab of Prof. Kurt Binder in Physics at the University of Mainz in Germany. Statt delivered a presentation describing her research during the CoMSEF Plenary Session at the 2022 AIChE Annual Meeting. The CoMSEF Young Investigator Award is given annually to a CoMSEF member who is within 7 years of completion of their highest degree.