For Immediate Release: March 3, 2016
By Office of Naval Research
The Office of Naval Research announced today awards of $25 million through its 2016 Young Investigator Program (YIP), to 47 scientists whose exceptionally creative research holds promise across a range of naval-relevant science and technology areas, from robotics to solar cells.
This year’s candidates were selected from 280 highly qualified applicants based on past performance, technical merit, potential scientific breakthrough and long-term university commitment. All are college and university faculty who have obtained tenure-track positions within the past five years.
Two GRASP alumni, Spring Berman, now an Assistant Professor at Arizona State, and Nader Motee, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Lehigh University, were named recipients of the prestigious award.