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ECE Early Career Awards

The National Science Foundation CAREER (formerly known as the Presidential Young Investigator Award) and PECASE (Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers) awards are the foundation's most highly-esteemed awards for junior faculty members. They were established to recognize and support the early career development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century. Recipients are selected on the basis of creative career-development plans that effectively integrate research and education within the context of the missions of their institutions.

The YIA (Young Investigator Award) Programs support faculty research and encourage faculty teaching and research careers. Recipients have typically held their graduate degrees for fewer than five years. There are a variety of agencies which honor junior faculty members through YIA programs. This list includes, but is not limited to, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFSOR), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Army Research Office (ARO) and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

YearNameAward NameAwarding Entity
2017Peterson, Becky (R.L.)CAREER AwardNSF
2016Deotare, ParagYoung Investigator AwardAFOSR
2016Lee, Somin EuniceYoung Investigator AwardAFOSR
2016Ozay, NecmiyeCAREER AwardNSF
2016Ozay, NecmiyeEarly Career Faculty Development AwardNASA
2016Peterson, Becky (R.L.)Director's FellowshipDARPA
2015Lee, Somin EuniceCAREER AwardNSF
2015Ozay, NecmiyeYoung Faculty AwardDARPA
2014Nadakuditi, RajeshYoung Faculty AwardDARPA
2014Peterson, Becky (R.L.)Young Faculty AwardDARPA
2014Rais-Zadeh, MinaYoung Investigator AwardONR
2013Zhong, ZhaohuiCAREER AwardNSF
2012Nadakuditi, RajeshYoung Investigator AwardAFOSR
2012Rais-Zadeh, MinaEarly Career Faculty Space Tech Research GrantNASA
2012Revzen, ShaiYoung Investigator AwardARO
2012Wentzloff, DavidCAREER AwardNSF
2011Nadakuditi, RajeshYoung Investigator AwardONR
2010Afshari, EhsanCAREER AwardNSF
2010Corso, JasonYoung Investigator AwardARO
2010Grbic, AnthonyPresidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)AFOSR
2010Ku, Pei-ChengYoung Faculty AwardDARPA
2010Lu, WeiCAREER AwardNSF
2010Rais-Zadeh, MinaCAREER AwardNSF
2010Scott, ClaytonCAREER AwardNSF
2010Zhang, ZhengyaCAREER AwardNSF
2009Corso, JasonCAREER AwardNSF
2009Wenisch, ThomasCAREER AwardNSF
2009Wentzloff, DavidYoung Faculty AwardDARPA
2008Grbic, AnthonyCAREER AwardNSF
2008Pettie, SethCAREER AwardNSF
2007Grbic, AnthonyYoung Investigator AwardAFOSR
2007Phillips, JamieYoung Faculty AwardDARPA/MTO
2005Pradhan, S. SandeepCAREER AwardNSF
2004Anastasopoulos, AchilleasCAREER AwardNSF
2004Dick, RobertCAREER AwardNSF
2004Flynn, MichaelCAREER AwardNSF
2003Liu, MingyanCAREER AwardNSF
2003Phillips, JamieCAREER AwardNSF
2003Sylvester, Dennis1938E AwardCollege of Engineering
2003Sylvester, DennisPackard FellowshipPackard Foundation
2002Austin, ToddSloan Research FellowshipSloan Foundation
2002Sylvester, DennisCAREER AwardNSF
2001Austin, ToddCAREER AwardNSF
2000Gianchandani, Yogesh B.CAREER AwardNSF
2000Noble, BrianCAREER AwardNSF
1992Najafi, KhalilNational Young Investigator AwardNSF
1990Lafortune, StephaneYoung Investigator AwardNSF
1990Yagle, AndrewYoung Investigator AwardONR
1988Freudenberg, JamesYoung Investigator AwardNSF
1988Yagle, AndrewYoung Investigator AwardNSF
1987Grizzle, JessyYoung Investigator AwardNSF
1987Wakefield, GregoryYoung Investigator AwardNSF
1987Winful, HerbertYoung Investigator AwardNSF
1986Jenkins, JaniceYoung Investigator AwardNSF
1985Stark, WayneYoung Investigator AwardNSF
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