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Hafezi Named 2015 ONR Young Investigator

Hafezi Named 2015 ONR Young Investigator

ECE Assistant Professor and Joint Quantum Institute Fellow Mohammad Hafezi (IREAP/Physics) has been selected as an Office of Naval Research (ONR ) Young Investigator. The award will support his research in "Quantum Transport of Photons in Nanostructures” It is a three-year award which will support laboratory equipment, graduate student stipends and scholarships, and other expenses critical to ongoing and planned investigational studies.

The program is designed to attract young scientists and engineers who show exceptional promise for doing creative research and teaching. “These recipients demonstrate the type of visionary, multidisciplinary thought that helps the U.S. Navy anticipate and adapt to a dynamic battlespace,” said Dr. Larry Schuette, ONR’s director of research. “The breadth of their research and combined value of awards underscore the significance the Navy places on ingenuity, wherever it’s harbored, and support the framework of a Naval Innovation Network built on people, ideas and information.

Hafezi is one of only 36 investigators selected for awards nationwide from a pool of 383 proposals. The competition for this award, one of the oldest and most selective scientific research advancement programs in the U.S., is fierce; less than 10 percent of the proposals submitted resulted in an award. 

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May 18, 2015


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