Faculty members in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis have received prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards from the National Science Foundation.
• John D. Fortner, PhD, the I-CARES Career Development Assistant Professor of energy, environmental and chemical engineering. He received a five-year, $500,000 award to study new composite materials for advanced water treatment. For more details, visit the School of Engineering.
• Yasutaka Furukawa, PhD, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, has received a five-year, $487,821 award to establish a computational framework for structured indoor 3-D modeling.
Furukawa combines 3-D computer vision of indoor scenes with the capabilities of Google Maps and Google Earth to create a unique, high-resolution, photorealistic mapping experience of indoor spaces. For more details, visit the School of Engineering.
• Amit Pathak, PhD, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, who received a five-year, $500,000 award to study the cell migration process. For more details about his research, visit the School of Engineering.
CAREER awards support junior faculty who model the role of teacher-scholar through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of their organizations’ missions.