Zhang receives NASA early-career faculty award


Fuzhong Zhang, PhD, assistant professor of energy, environmental and chemical engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis, has received an early-career faculty award from NASA.

The award provides up to $200,000 per year for up to three years for outstanding faculty who research technologies that are high priorities for NASA missions. Zhang’s project was one of eight selected to receive funding.

Zhang seeks to develop a cyanobacterium-based synthetic biology platform that converts carbon dioxide to lightweight, high-performance materials for critical applications in future NASA space exploration missions.

For more details, visit the School of Engineering.