NSF CAREER awards

at the Fulton Schools

Early career faculty earn 32 NSF CAREER Awards in the past three years

Early career faculty members in Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering have a strong track record of earning highly competitive and prestigious awards, including the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.

“Through these CAREER Awards, the NSF has recognized the potential of our early career faculty to transform their respective fields and advance transformational research,” says Kyle Squires, dean of the Fulton Schools of Engineering. “The engineering and scientific communities stand to benefit greatly from the unique integration of education and research embodied by these talented young investigators.”

NSF CAREER Awards support the nation’s most promising junior faculty members as they pursue outstanding research, excellence in teaching and the integration of education and research.

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Assistant Professor Yujin Park checks the week-old butterhead lettuce plants set up in an indoor vertical farming system

2020-2021


Ahmed Alkhateeb
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Enabling Highly-Mobile Large-Scale MIMO Systems with Machine Learning

Gautam Dasarathy
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Learning and Leveraging the Structure of Large Graphs: Novel Theory and Algorithms

Emma Frow

Emma Frow
School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering

Reconfiguring Life: Care and control in bioengineering

Nicolo Michelusi
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Adaptive Communications and Trajectory Design for UAV-assisted Wireless Networks: a Multi-Scale Decision Framework

Giulia Pedrielli
School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence

LEarning to Search with Structure (LESS), a Unifying Algorithmic Framework for Gray Box Optimization of Biomanufacturing Systems

Jorge Sefair
School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence

Models and Algorithms for Strategic Conservation Planning

Yang Weng
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Faithful, Reducible, and Invertible Learning in Distribution System for Power Flow

Yu Yao
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Ultra-compact High-speed Infrared Polarimetric Spectroscopic (IRPS) Imaging system

Yu “Tony” Zhang
School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence

When Reality Fails Expectations: Containing Reflective Domain Models for Human-Aware Planning and Learning of Robotic Teammates

2019-2020


Daniel Aukes

Daniel Aukes
The Polytechnic School

Dynamic Modeling and Fabrication of Compliant Material Systems for On-Demand Specialist Robots

Bruno Azeredo

Bruno Azeredo
The Polytechnic School

Electrochemical Nanoimprinting of Inorganic Semiconductors: Towards Manufacturing of Three-dimensional Free-Form Optical Devices

Samantha Brunhaver

Samantha Brunhaver
The Polytechnic School

Ready for Change: Fostering Adaptability along the Engineering Pathway

Margaret Garcia

Margaret Garcia
School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Balancing Local and Systemic Resilience in the Western Water Network

Jennifer Kitchen

Jennifer Kitchen
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Design Automation of Integrated Power Electronics: From Architectures to Circuits

Robert LiKamWa

Robert LiKamWa
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Rhythmic Pixel Region Interface Systems for Efficient, Performant, and Precise Augmented Reality

Ariane Middel

Ariane Middel
School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence

Human Thermal Exposure in Cities – Novel Sensing and Modeling to Build Heat-Resilience

Brent Nannenga

Brent Nannenga
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Understanding ferritin biomineralization by high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy

Yulia Peet

Yulia Peet
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Interaction of Turbulence with Flexible Surfaces: Coherent Structures and Near-Wall Dynamics

Barbara Smith

Barbara Smith
School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering

Multi-Parametric Electrophysiology for High-Resolution Deep Brain Circuit Analysis

Siddharth Srivastava

Siddharth Srivastava
School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence

Generalizable and Reliable Behavior Synthesis in Uncertain Open-World Environments

Sze Zheng Yong

Sze Zheng Yong
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Towards Non-Conservative Learning-Aided Robustness for Cyber-Physical Safety and Security

Wenlong Zhang

Wenlong Zhang
The Polytechnic School

Facilitating Human Interaction with Assistive Robots Through Intent Signaling and Inference

2018-2019


Heather Emady

Heather Emady
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Quantification of the powder-liquid interface via multi-scale granulation

Stephanie Gil

Stephanie Gil
School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence

Multi-agent decision making and optimization using communication as a sensor

Matthew Green

Matthew Green
School for the Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Using electrostatic interactions to guide microstructure and mechanical properties in block polyelectrolytes

Zachary Holman

Zachary Holman
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Transparent, passivating, and carrier-selective heterojunction contacts for silicon and cadmium telluride solar cells

Hyunglae Lee

Hyunglae Lee
School for the Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Transparent robot-aided rehabilitation (TRAIN): Robot-aided rehabilitation with refined characterization of altered biomechanics & enhanced physical human-robot interaction

Qin Lei

Qin Lei
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

A universal block of “series connected SiC MOSFET” for medium/high voltage converter

Mohamed Sarwat

Mohamed Sarwat
School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence

Towards spatial data systems support for the Internet of Things

Junliang Tao

Junliang Tao
School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Integrated research and education on bio-inspired burrowing

George Trichopoulos

George Trichopoulos
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Enabling non-line-of-sight imaging with terahertz holography

Chao Wang

Chao Wang
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Integrated optofluidic chips towards label-free detection of exosomal microRNA biomarkers

2017-2018


Portrait of Heni Ben Amor

Heni Ben Amor
School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence​

Preventive robotics: learning and adaptation for predictive human robot symbiosis

Portrait of Yezhou Yang

Yezhou Yang
School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence

Visual recognition with knowledge

2016-2017


Treavor Boyer portrait

Treavor Boyer
School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Sustainable urine processes through integration of education and research

Portrait of Adam Doupe

Adam Doupé
School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence

Next generation black-box web application vulnerability analysis

Portrait of Mehdi Nikkhah

Mehdi Nikkhah
School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering

Cardiac ischemia on-a-chip: probing mechanisms underlying molecular, cellular and tissue-level adaptive responses after injury

Portrait of Umit Ogras

Umit Ogras
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Transforming personalized computing with flexible systems-on-polymer

Jay Oswald

Jay Oswald
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Novel coarse-grained simulations to study relationships linking morphology and plastic resistance in semi-crystalline polymers

Portrait of Yueming Qiu

Yueming Qiu

Bridging the gap between engineering simulation and reality of home energy-efficiency improvements via big-data analysis

Portrait of Fengbo Ren

Fengbo Ren
School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence

Building energy-efficient IoT frameworks – A data-driven and hardware-friendly approach tailored for wearable applications

Portrait of Jae-sun Seo

Jae-sun Seo
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Designing ultra-energy-efficient intelligent hardware with on-chip learning, attention, and inference

Portrait of Hanghang Tong

Hanghang Tong
Network robustification: theories, algorithms and applications

Portrait of Robert Wang

Robert Wang
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Phononic properties of colloidal nanocrystal superlattices

Portrait of Carole-Jean Wu

Carole-Jean Wu
School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence

Maximizing energy efficiency with statistical performance and skin temperature quality of service guarantee for handheld platforms

2015-2016


Jennifer Blain Christen

Jennifer Blain Christen
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Adapting flexible display technology for optogenetic peripheral nerve stimulation

Portrait of Candace Chan

Candace Chan
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Engineering structure and ionic conductivity in Li7La3Zr2O12 nanowire-based solid electrolytes

Portrait of Jingrui He

Jingrui He
Modeling the heterogeneity of heterogeneity: Algorithms, theories and applications

Portrait of Ximin He

Ximin He

Bioinspired adaptively reconfigurable material systems for programmable and autonomous metal ion separations

Portrait of Shimeng Yu

Shimeng Yu
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Scaling-up resistive synaptic arrays for neuro-inspired computing

Portrait of Ming Zhao

Ming Zhao
School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence

Coordinated QoS-driven management of cloud computing and storage resources