The National Science Foundation has awarded $6.27 million in grants to eight Indiana University researchers. The funds are meant to advance research applications to areas including affordable drug development, global climate change and natural disasters, among others.
All of the grants are for five years. IU says the NSF CAREER Awards recognize faculty who "exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research."
"This award is a great recognition of the scholarship and commitment to education of IU’s young faculty — as well as the breadth and depth of the university’s research enterprise — with eight faculty honored who span six departments in three schools across two campuses," said IU Vice President for Research Fred Cate. "Moreover, each project reflects our faculty’s deep commitment to the education of the next generation of scientists, with many grant recipients engaging in innovative educational programs designed to reach Indiana’s young people where they learn through partnership with local schools, museums, and other state and regional organizations."
The recipients are:
- M. Kevin Brown, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, IU Bloomington – $675,000
- Lisa Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, IUPUI – $1.1 million
- Kimberly A. Novick, assistant professor in the IU Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs – $750,000
- Steve Pressé, assistant professor in the Department of Physics, IUPUI – $1 million
- Filippo Radicchi, assistant professor in the IU School of Informatics and Computing – $500,000
- Megan Thielges, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, IU Bloomington – $966,000
- Lixin Wang, assistant professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, IUPUI – $780,000
- Yan Yu, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, IU Bloomington – $500,000