UT ECE professor Prof. Andrea Alù has been named as a recipient of a 2011 Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Young Investigator Award. DTRA is the U.S. Department of Defense’s official Combat Support Agency for countering weapons of mass destruction. Under DTRA, DoD resources, expertise and capabilities are combined to ensure the United States remains ready and able to address the present and future WMD threat through combat support, technology development, threat control and threat reduction.
Andrea Alù is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at The University of Texas at Austin. Over the last few years, he has won several international research awards, among which the prestigious URSI Issac Koga Gold Medal (2011), an NSF CAREER award (2010), the AFOSR Young Investigator Award (2010), the Leopold B. Felsen Award for Excellence in Electrodynamics (2008), the SUMMA Graduate Fellowship in Advanced Electromagnetics (2004), Young Scientist Awards from URSI General Assembly (2005) and URSI Commission B (2007 and 2004), IEEE AP-S Student Paper award (2003) and the Raj Mittra Travel Grant Award (2004).