Alù Wins Air Force Young Investigator Research Award
UT ECE Professor Andrea Alù has been won a Young Investigator Research Program Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Prof. Alù's research is on novel exotic features of metamaterials and their electromagnetic applications.
The YIP is awarded 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.
The objective of this program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increase opportunities for the young investigators to recognize the Air Force mission and the related challenges in science and engineering.
The intense competition for the YIP Award resulted in AFOSR receiving 242 proposals in response to its broad agency announcement in major areas of interest to the Air Force including, aerospace, chemical and material sciences; physics and electronics; and mathematics, information and life sciences.