2012 Young Investigator Award Recipients

Dr. Anthony Caruso, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Proposal Title: Prompt Neutron Spectrometry for Identification of SNM in Unknown Shielding Configurations

Dr. Dino DiCarlo, University of California, Los Angeles
Proposal Title: Selective Cell Isolation in Microscale Vortices

Dr. Xiangfeng Duan, University of California, Los Angeles
Proposal Title: High Speed Graphene Transistors with Self-Aligned Nanowire Gate

Dr. Mounya Elhilali, Johns Hopkins University
Proposal Title: Active Listening; Closing the Loop between Sensation, Perception and Behavior

Dr. Mark Foster, Johns Hopkins University
Proposal Title: Critical Performance Enhancement of Ultrahigh-Bandwidth Microwave Photonic Links through Nonlinear Photonic Signal Processing

Dr. Kristen Grauman, University of Texas at Austin
Proposal Title: Interactive Visual Search and Summarization

Dr. Anastasios Hart, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Proposal Title: Fundamental Mechanics of Assemblies and Joints of Continuous Long Carbon Nanotubes

Dr. Andrea Hodge, University of Southern California
Proposal Title: Tailored Crystallographic Material States for the Design of Novel Interfaces

Dr. Mong-Ying Hsieh, Drexel University
Proposal Title: Collaborative Robots in Geophysical Flows: Understanding How Local Measurements Imply Global Structures

Dr. Rahul Jain, University of Southern California
Proposal Title: Stochastic Dynamic Optimization and Games: Simulation and Learning Methods

Dr. Mona Jarrahi, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Proposal Title: Fundamental Studies on Ballistic and Quasi-Ballistic Carrier Dynamics at the Nanoscale

Dr. Eric Johnsen, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Proposal Title: Understanding and Predicting Cavitation Erosion using High-Fidelity Numerical Simulations

Dr. Carolyn Judge, United States Naval Academy
Proposal Title: Water Impact of Hydrodynamically-Supported Rigid Bodies

Dr. Benjamin Lev, Stanford University
Proposal Title: Quantum Glasses via Multimode, Many-Body Cavity QED

Dr. Carmel Majidi, Carnegie Mellon University
Proposal Title: Soft Active Materials and Electronics for Bioinspired and Biomechanically-Compatible Robotics

Dr. Noah Malmstadt, University of Southern California
Proposal Title: Probing the Molecular Origins of Cell Membrane Damage in Hyperbaric Oxygen Toxicity

Dr. Saibal Mukhopadhay, Georgia Institute of Technology
Proposal Title: On-line Real-Time Optimal Energy Balancing for Self-Powered Environment Adaptive Sensor Node

Dr. Chinedum Osuji, Yale University
Proposal Title: Large Scale Directed Assembly of Nanowire Arrays for Photovoltaics

Dr. Andrew Peterson, Brown University
Proposal Title: Fuels Synthesized from CO2 using Carbide Electrocatalysts

Dr. Dario Pompili, Rutgers University
Proposal Title: Investigating Fundamental Problems for Real-time In-situ Data Processing in Heterogeneous Mobile Computing Grids

Dr. Kyle Shen, Cornell University
Proposal Title: Electronic Phase Control of Ultrathin Correlated Materials

Dr. Siddhartha Srinivasa, Carnegie Mellon University
Proposal Title: Enabling Advanced Autonomous Physical Manipulation Capabilities for Robots in Human-Robot Teams

Dr. Samuel Stechmann, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Proposal Title: Stochastic Models and Theory-Based Data Analysis for Tropical Weather and Climate

Dr. Stefan Talke, Portland State University
Proposal Title: Improving Estuarine Transport Models using Satellite Measurements

Dr. Subhas Venayagamoorthy, Colorado State University
Proposal Title: Internal Wave-Driven Mixing and Transport in the Coastal Ocean

Dr. Evelyn Wang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Proposal Title: Advanced Nanoengineered Thermal Management Devices

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