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Faculty Awards​​

Our ​award-winning faculty​ are leading innovative discoveries through research​ in the areas of medicine and health, energy and the environment, and security.

National Science Foundation CAREER Awards


Matthew Lew

Matthew Lew

"Nanoscale sensing and imaging using computational single-molecule nanoscopy"

ShiNung Ching

ShiNung Ching

"System Theoretic Methods for Understanding the Dynamics of Cognition"


Brent Williams

Brent Williams

"Laboratory Studies on the Chemical Characterization of Atmospheric Emission Sources and their Oxidative Evolution using Novel Instrumentation"

William Yeoh

William Yeoh

"Decentralized Constraint-Based Optimization for Multi-Agent Planning and Coordination"


Rajan Chakrabarty

Rajan Chakrabarty

"From Cradle to Grave: Radiative Properties of Biomass Burning Aerosols"

Rajan Chakrabarty

Barani Raman

"Neural Dynamics, Olfactory Coding and Behavior"

John Fortner

"Development and application of crumpled graphene oxide-Based nanocomposites as a platform material for advanced water treatment"

Amit Pathak

"History-dependent cell motility in heterogeneous micro environments"


Fuzhong Zhang

"Synthetic regulatory systems for dynamic metabolic pathways"

Tae Seok Moon

"Engineering Biological Robustness through Synthetic Control"


Srikanth Singamaneni

“Plasmonic Nanoclusters with Built-in Artificial Antibodies for Label-free Biosensing”

Jung-Tsung Shen

"Extraordinary Enhancement of Optical Nonlinearity in Subwavelength Metal-Nonlinear Dielectric Gratings"


Kunal Agrawal

"Provably Good Concurrency Platforms for Streaming Applications


Caitlin Kelleher

"Looking Glass: Leveraging Mentor Interactions to Create Personalized Programming Help for Independent Learners"

Young-Shin Jun

"Understanding CO2-Fluid-Mineral Interfacial Reactions for Sustainable Geologic CO2 Sequestration: An Integrated Research & Education Plan"


Sanmay Das

Sanmay Das

"The Dynamics of Collective Intelligence"

Yinjie Tang

"Development of 13C-assisted Metabolic Flux Analysis Tools for Metabolic Engineering of Cyanobacteria"

Lan Yang

"Real-Time Detection, Monitoring and Characterization of Single Nanoparticle/Bioaerosol Using On-Chip Resonators"


Tao Ju

"Reconstructing Geometrically and Topologically Correct Models"

Vijay Ramani

Vijay Ramani

"Multi-functional materials for electrochemical energy conversion"


Jr-Shin Li

"Ensemble Control with Applications to Spectroscopy, Imaging and Computation"


Mark Anastasio

"Development of Biomedical X-ray Phase-Contrast Tomography"

Daniel Giammar

"Interfacial Reactions Affecting Heavy Metal Fate and Transport: An Integrated Research and Education Plan"


Kathy Flores

"Development of a Structurally Based Plastic Flow Model to Enhance the Utilization of Bulk Metallic Glasses"

Christopher Gill

"Time and Event Based System Software Construction"

Chenyang Lu

"Adaptive Quality of Service Control in Distributed Real-Time Embedded Systems"


Jeremy Buhler

"New Technologies for Biosequence Comparison"


Phil Bayly

"Prediction and Control of Nonlinear Oscillations: Applications to Mechanical and Cardiac Dynamics"


Other Recent Honors


Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers​

Lan Yang received the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals. >> Read More​

DARPA Young Faculty Award

Fuzhong Zhang received a Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense. >> Read More

Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellowship

Yixin Chen is one of just five new faculty nationwide to receive a New Faculty Fellowship from Microsoft Research.

EPA Early Career Award

Brent Williams will study why the southeastern United States has been getting cooler when the rest of the Earth is getting warmer. >> Read More​

Sloan Research Fellowship

Caitlin Kelleher received the Sloan Research Fellowship in 2013 to broaden access to computer programming through her program “Looking Glass.”​

Guy Genin

NSF announces new Science and Technology Center

"Mechanobiology could change the way we view many of the world's most complex questions and issues," said Guy Genin, professor and principal investigator of the grant. >> Read More