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Dec. 2, 2020

DOD Awards $50 Million in University Research Equipment Awards

The Department of Defense (DOD) has announced awards to 150 university researchers totaling $50 million under the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). These grants will be provided to 85 institutions across 33 states in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.

Nov. 6, 2020

Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship (VBFF) Fellow, Nader Engheta Wins Isaac Newton Medal and Prize

Last week, optical physicist and Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship (VBFF) Fellow, Professor Nader Engheta (class of 2015) was awarded the 2020 Isaac Newton Medal and Prize for “groundbreaking innovation and transformative contributions to electromagnetic complex materials and nanoscale optics, and for pioneering development of the fields of near-zero-index metamaterials, and material-inspired analogue computation and optical nanocircuitry”.

Oct. 7, 2020

DoD Invests $50 million in Minority-Serving Institutions to Conduct Boundary-Pushing Scientific Research

The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)), is pleased to announce awards totaling $50 million to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCUs/MSIs) to conduct research in defense priority areas.

July 28, 2020

FY21 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship Funding Opportunity Announcement

The FY21 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship (VBFF) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is now available.

July 20, 2020

New Funding Opportunity for Fundamental Research in Socio-Mathematics of Information and Influence

The funding opportunity for Fundamental Research in Socio-Mathematics of Information and Influence (BRO-20-SOMAII) is now available on grants.gov.

July 14, 2020

DoD Announces Recipients of the Newton Award for Transformative Ideas during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Department of Defense announced $650,000 in funding to 13 recipients of the Newton Award for Transformative Ideas during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Dec. 18, 2019

2019 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship Spotlight: Martin Zwierlein

2019 Vannevar Bush Fellow Dr. Martin Zwierlein will develop a new analog quantum computing capability, using a well-controlled physical system to emulate another that is much more difficult to investigate, for example, the behavior of protons and neutrons inside the nucleus. The main focus will be placed on electrons in condensed matter, which are

Dec. 12, 2019

2019 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship Spotlight: Andrea Alù

Dr. Alu specializes in metamaterials, i.e. synthetic materials nano-engineered to have exotic properties as a result of structural patterns. He will spend his five-year, $3 million fellowship studying their thermal properties and how to control heat flow for a wide variety of materials and physical conditions. This research will include

Dec. 5, 2019

2019 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship Spotlight: Jian Cao

Unlike many materials scientists, Dr. Cao isn’t studying the specific properties of exotic materials, but is working on a way to describe all of the approaches in manufacturing them. Under her fellowship award, she will establish a Manufacturing Process Compiler that would consider product size, available materials, and available manufacturing

Nov. 19, 2019

2019 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship Spotlight: Siddharth Ramachandran

Dr. Ramachandran, selected as one of the ten 2019 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows, will study what he calls 'tornado light beams', i.e. light beams with optical angular momentum that gives them a spiraling structure. The orbital angular momentum of these exotic beams can provide a number of exotic effects when interacting with matter; it may even