Emilia Morosan, scientist with the Rice University of Houston, will be awarded by US President Barack Obama for her scientific debut, ‘Romania Libera’ newspaper reports. Morosan is an assistant professor with the Rice University, specialising in astronomy, physics and chemistry, according to the university’s web site. Morosan and 85 more scientists will receive their awards on December 13. “I am delighted. It is wonderful to see one’s merits recognised, but the best thing is that I will get more funds, so that I can help more people and do more work,” the Romanian scientist said. Morosan already received a grant from the US Air Force Office of Strategic Research, for a scientific research project.