Dayal Receives 2012 AFOSR Young Investigators Prize-Civil and Environmental Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, January 13, 2012

Dayal Receives 2012 AFOSR Young Investigators Prize

CEE Assistant Professor Kaushik Dayal has received one of 48 grants to scientists and engineers through its 2012 Young Investigator Research Program; his project is entitled “A Multiscale Approach for Complex Functional Materials and Nanostructure".

According to the announcement by AFOSR, it “will award approximately $18 million in grants to 48 scientists and engineers who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program….The YIP is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the United States who received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years and show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research…This year AFOSR received 220 proposals in response to the AFOSR broad agency announcement solicitation in major areas of interest to the Air Force. These areas include: aerospace, chemical and material sciences; physics and electronics; and mathematics, information and life sciences. AFOSR officials select proposals based on the evaluation criteria listed in the broad agency announcement. Those selected will receive the grants over a 3 to 5-year period.”