Monday, February 13, 2012
Malen Receives NSF CAREER Award
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Jonathan Malen on receiving the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The CAREER Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.
Professor Malen's proposal, "Thermal Energy Transport in Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials," aims to develop Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials as alternatives to single crystal semiconductors for electronics, photonics, and energy conversion. Hybrids have applications for biology and energy conversion technologies that demand wide deployment, including thermoelectrics, photovoltaics, and LEDs.
The proposal also includes a plan to create an educational kit for the Pittsburgh Public Schools that will teach students about heat transfer.
Read the full press release.