Nine Texas Engineers Receive NSF CAREER Awards

September 18, 2022

Nine faculty members from across the Cockrell School of Engineering have earned the National Science Foundation's prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards. The awards provide up to five years of funding to 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 their organizations’ missions.

This year's recipients are:

Alex Hanson
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research project: Power Magnetics for MHz Frequencies

Brian Johnson
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research project: A Multiphysics Framework for Modeling, Analysis, and Experimentation of Power Systems and Power Electronics

Jaydeep Kulkarni
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research project: Advancing Combinatorial Optimization Accelerators with Compute in Memory Design Approach

Pawel Misztal
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Research project: SPatiotemporal INvestigation of Urban Pollution and Air Quality (SPIN-UP-AQ)

Sapun Parekh
Biomedical Engineering
Research project: Controlling Molecular Enrichment in Biomolecular Condensate Materials

Samantha Santacruz
Biomedical Engineering
Research project: Scalable, Penetrating Multimodal Neural Interfaces for Adaptive Closed-Loop Neuromodulation

August Shi
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research project: Mitigating Flaky Tests

Wen Song
Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
Research project: Rare Earth Elements Recovery from Nanoporous Ion-Adsorption Clays using Seawater

Atlas Wang
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research project: Learning Optimization Algorithms from Data: Interpretability, Reliability, and Scalability