UCR Engineering Professors Awarded Funding from NSF CAREER Program

Awards provide a minimum of $500,000 over five years to junior faculty pursuing outstanding research

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — Four professors at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have embarked on a five-year mission to create knowledge and develop new technologies, thanks to support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Engineering.

An image of the NSF CAREER awardees.

UCR engineering faculty who were recently awarded funding from NSF’s CAREER program. Clockwise from top left: David Jassby, Phillip Christopher, Suveen Mathaudhu and Qi Zhu.

Phillip Christopher, David Jassby, Suveen Mathaudhu, and Qi Zhu were among 160 early career engineering faculty who were recently awarded funding from NSF’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program. Begun in 1995, the CAREER program provides promising junior faculty the opportunity to pursue outstanding research, excellence in teaching, and the integration of education and research. Each CAREER award provides a minimum of $500,000 over five years.

The projects are:

Pramod Khargonekar, NSF assistant director for engineering, said the new class of grantees will “mount an insurrection against outmoded engineering thinking and create original, potentially transformative avenues of exploration.”

“We anticipate with excitement that this new class of CAREER grantees will make pioneering discoveries and inspire young minds to advance the engineering enterprise and improve the lives of all Americans,” he said in an NSF news release.

Read more about the awards in the NSF release.

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