Faculty Awards: Summer 2021

Summer 2021

NSF CAREER Award Honors

Anthony Shoji Hall, an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, received the National Science Foundation’s Early CAREER Award, which recognizes early-stage scholars with high levels of promise and excellence. Hall’s award will support his project, “Room Temperature Electrochemical Synthesis of Ordered Intermetallic Nanomaterials,” research aimed at designing high-performance ordered intermetallic nanomaterials for next-generation energy conversion devices.


Vishal Patel, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, also received the NSF Early CAREER Award. Patel’s award will support his team’s project, “Seeing Through Atmospheric Turbulence: Image Restoration and Understanding Using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks.” The algorithms they develop will be used to enhance the quality of images and videos collected by long-range and infrared imaging systems.


Jean Fan, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, received an NSF Early CAREER Award for her project, “Statistical Approaches and Computational Tools for Analyzing Spatially-Resolved Single-Cell Transcriptomics Data.” Her work will provide insights into issues including cells’ interactions in microenvironments and how spatial organization relates to cellular function and phenotype.