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DOD Names 2015 Class of National Security Science and Engineering Fellows

In late June, the Department of Defense (DoD) recently announced the selection of seven distinguished university faculty scientists and engineers forming the next new class of National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellows (NSSEFF). The NSSEFF program awards grants to top-tier researchers from U.S. universities to conduct long-term, unclassified, basic research of strategic importance to DoD. These grants engage the next generation of outstanding scientists and engineers in the most challenging technical issues facing the Department.

Up to $3 million of research support will be granted to each NSSEFF Fellow for up to five years. The fellows conduct basic research in core science and engineering disciplines that underpin future DoD technology development. This year’s topics included quantum information science, engineering biology, neuroscience, nanoscience, novel engineered materials, and applied mathematics and statistics. In addition to conducting this unclassified research, the NSSEFF Program includes opportunities for fellows to participate in the DoD research enterprise and share their knowledge and insight with DoD military and civilian leaders, researchers in DoD laboratories, and the national security science and engineering community.

Upon successful completion of negotiations between their academic institutions and DoD research offices, grant awards will be made to the faculty members’ home institutions for support of their research. DOD congratulates each of these remarkable scientists and engineers on their selection as National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellows.

DOD Names 2015 Class of National Security Science and Engineering Fellows

Ghrist, Robert University of Pennsylvania Dimensionality reduction LOCAL-to-GLOBAL: Algebraic topology for data, networks, and systems
Shculler, Ivan University of California, San Diego Functional materials Bio-Inspired Functional Hybrids:A new paradigm for solid-state devices
Aspuru-Guzik, Alán Harvard Quantum algorithms Practical and Scalable Quantum Simulators for Chemistry and Materials
Engheta, Nader University of Pennsylvania Functional materials Materials for Extreme Manipulation of Light, Sound, and Heat
Levy, Jeremy University of Pittsburgh Functional materials Correlated Nanoelectronics
Palmstrøm, Christopher University of California, Santa Barbara Functional materials Engineered Heusler Compound Heterostructures and Superlattices
Lukin, Mikhail Harvard Quantum meteorology Quantum Sensing and Meteorology: Novel Methods and Applications


Updated 7/9/15
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