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  • 2012 Young Faculty Award Recipients

     

    Researcher   Institution    Topic Area  Title of Effort 

    Dr. Dirk Englund

    Columbia University

    Quantum Science and Technology

    Chip-Integrated Timing and Inertial Measurement Using Electron Spins in Diamond

    Dr. Harmut Haeffner

    University of California, Berkeley

    Quantum Science and Technology

    Interfacing Trapped Ions With a Tank Circuit for Hybrid Quantum Devices

    Dr. Benjamin Lev

    Stanford University

    Quantum Science and Technology

    Quantum Brazovskii Physics via Fully Emergent and Compliant Optical Lattices

    Dr. Holger Muller

    University of California, Berkeley

    Quantum Science and Technology

    Cavity-based Atomic Rotation and Acceleration Sensor

    Dr. Michelle Chang

    University of California, Berkeley

    New Physical Methods for Applied Biology

    Synthetic Biology Approaches to Cellular Nanomaterials

    Dr. Heather Clark

    Northeastern University

    New Physical Methods for Applied Biology

    Lighting up the Chemistry of the Brain: Nanosciences Monitor Neurotransmitter Release

    Dr. Harvinder Singh Gill

    Texas Tech University

    New Physical Methods for Applied Biology

    Pollen Grains as Novel Vaccine-Transporters for Oral Vaccination

    Dr. Julius Lucks

    Cornell University

    New Physical Methods for Applied Biology

    A Platform for Design and Global Characterization of Light-modulated RNA Networks

    Dr. Michael McAlpine

    Princeton University

    New Physical Methods for Applied Biology

    Piezoelectric Nanoribbons for Interfaced Cellular Nanomechanics

    Dr. Georg Seelig

    University of Washington

    New Physical Methods for Applied Biology

    Nucleic Acid Circuitry for Point-of-Care Biomarker Detection and Analysis

    Dr. Ryan Adams

    Harvard University

    Mathematics

    Developing New Methods of Multi-Core Statistical Interference Towards Rapid Data Fusion and Information Extraction

    Dr. Maria Cameron

    University of Maryland

    Mathematics

    Methods for the Study of Rare Events

    Dr. John Gunnar Carlsson

    University of Minnesota

    Mathematics

    Strategically Allocating Resources in a Geographic Environment

    Dr. Matthew Kahle

    Ohio State University

    Mathematics

    Topology and Geometry of Random Simplicial Complexes

    Dr. Mark Tygert

    New York University

    Mathematics

    Computer-enabled Metrics of Statistical Significance

    Dr. Abhay Pasupathy Narayan

    Columbia University

    Strongly Correlated Materials

    The Two-Dimensional Limit of Strongly-Correlated Materials

    Dr. James M. Rondinelli

    Drexel University

    Strongly Correlated Materials

    Seizing the Third Dimension in Correlated Oxide Thin Films

    Dr. Jaafar A. El-Awady

    Johns Hopkins University

    Predictive Materials Science

    Micro-Mechanics Modeling of Surface Roughness Evolution

    Dr. Naomi S. Ginsberg

    University of California

    Predictive Materials Science

    Beneath the Bulk: Domain-Specific Efficiency and Degradation in Organic Photovoltaic Thin Films

    Dr. Randall Goldsmith

    University of Wisconsin - Madison

    Predictive Materials Science

    Establishing Rules for Thin Film Organic Electronic Devices

    Dr. Bryan W. Boudouris

    Purdue University

    New Engineered Materials

    Radical Polymers for Nanostructured, Next Generation Thermoelectric Devices

    Dr. James Henderson

    Syracuse University

    New Engineered Materials

    Shape-Memory-Actuated Materials for Accelerated Healing of Orthopedic Injuries in Warfighters

    Dr. Andrea M. Hodge

    University of Southern California

    New Engineered Materials

    Highly Nanotwinned Ultra High Strength Aluminum Alloys

    Dr. Gap-Yong Kim

    Iowa State University

    New Engineered Materials

    Manufacturing of High-strength, Lightweight Magnesium Panels with Hierarchical Structures

    Dr. Krishnan S. Raja

    University of Idaho

    New Engineered Materials

    Design and Synthesis of Ceramic Molecular Auxetic Materials

    Dr. Aydin Babakhani

    Rice University

    Advanced Electronics

    A sub-THz CMOS On-chip Antenna with an Integrated Oscillator

    Dr. Muhannad Bakir

    Georgia Institute of Technology

    Advanced Electronics

    Radical Interconnect Technologies for 3D Heterogeneous System Integration

    Dr. Christopher Batten

    Cornell University

    Advanced Electronics

    Complexity-Effective Vector Specialization for Image and Video Processing

    Dr. Prem Chahal

    Michigan State University

    Advanced Electronics

    Heterogeneous Integration of Nanodevices for THz Circuit Applications

    Dr. Hyoung Koo Lee

    Missouri University of Science & Technology

    Advanced Electronics

    Flat-Panel X-ray Sources

    Dr. Qiangfei Xia

    University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Advanced Electronics

    3D All-silicon-based Resistive Random Access Memory

    Dr. Robert Deegan

    University of Michigan

    MEMS/NEMS

    A Microfluidic Platform Actuated with Light

    Dr. Neal Hall

    University of Texas, Austin

    MEMS/NEMS

    Ultra-small, Ultra-low-noise, Broadband Acoustic Sensors

    Dr. Pramod Reddy

    University of Michigan

    MEMS/NEMS

    Nanoscale Engineering of Interfacial Thermal Transport in HEMTs for Improved Reliability

    Dr. Evan Reed

    Stanford University

    MEMS/NEMS

    NEMS with 2D engineered piezoelectric materials

    Dr. Matteo Rinaldi

    Northeastern University

    MEMS/NEMS

    Un-cooled Nanomechanical Infrared/THz Detectors Based on Piezoelectric Resonant Nano Plates

    Dr. Mikhail Belkin

    University of Texas, Austin

    Photonics and Lasers

    Room-Temperature High-Power Terahertz Semiconductor Laser Sources

    Dr. Amy Foster

    Johns Hopkins University

    Photonics and Lasers

    Three-dimensional Integration of CMOS-compatible Nonlinear Photonic Circuits

    Dr. Chris Giebink

    Pennsylvania State University

    Photonics and Lasers

    Organic Photonics: Enabling Complex Index Modulation for Optical Isolation and Switching in Next-generation Plastic Fiber Networks

    Dr. Wei Jiang

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

    Photonics and Lasers

    High Speed Spatial Light Modulator (SLM) with Flexible Inter-pixel Processing

    Dr. Jongseung Yoon

    University of Southern California

    Photonics and Lasers

    Conformal, Flexible Assemblies of Ultrathin, Microscale VCSEL Arrays Towards Wearable and Implantable Integrated Optical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Platform

    Dr. Wojciech Matusik

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Digital Direct Manufacturing

    High-fidelity Mapping From Specification to Fabrication

    Dr. Alaa Ahmed

    University of Colorado

    Neuroscience

    Influence of Threat on Decision Making under Risk: A Neuroeconomic Approach to Movement Control

    Dr. William Killgore

    Harvard Medical School

    Neuroscience

    Multimodal Neuroimaging to Predict Cognitive Resilience Against Sleep Loss

    Dr. Chet T. Moritz

    University of Washington

    Neuroscience

    A Brain-Machine-Spinal Interface BMSI to Replace and Repair the Injured Nervous System

    Dr. Dario Pompili

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

    Neuroscience

    Towards Real-time Vital Sign Data Processing in Mobile Computing Grids for Advanced Operational Neuroscience

    Dr. Matthew Lease

    University of Texas, Austin

    Computational and Quantitative Social, Decision, and Behavioral Sciences

    Blending Crowdsourcing with Automation for Fast, Cheap, & Accurate Analysis of Spontaneous Speech

    Dr. William Rand

    University of Maryland

    Computational and Quantitative Social, Decision, and Behavioral Sciences

    Intelligent Interfaces for Social Media: Monitoring, Modeling and Engaging in Online Conversations

    Dr. Daniel Goldman

    Georgia Institute of Technology

    Robotics

    Towards a Terramechanics of Heterogeneous Granular Media

    Dr. Hadas Kress-Gazit

    Cornell University

    Robotics

    Autonomous robots: Explaining failures and boosting success of high-level tasks

    Dr. Carmel Majidi

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Robotics

    Soft Machines and Electronics for Bio-inspired Robots and Wearable Assistive Technologies

     

     

     

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