AMITABH BASU, assistant professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Basu’s grant will support his research in “Foundational Aspects for Discrete Optimization: Theory and Algorithms.”
JAAFAR EL-AWADY, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has also been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, which will support his research into “Identifying the Micromechanisms Leading to HydrogenInduced Intergranular Fracture in Metals.”
JENNIFER ELISSEEFF, the Jules Stein Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Among Elisseeff’s notable inventions are an injectable, light-activated material that helps repair damaged cartilage and new, transparent bioadhesives and membranes to heal injured eyes.
SEAN SUN, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was one of three outstanding finalists recognized by the President’s Frontier Award with a gift of $50,000 to support his research into unlocking the molecular-level processes that govern cell division, movement, and growth—including the growth of deadly cancer cells.