TU Physics Professor Receives NSF CAREER Award

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

TU Assistant Professor of Physics Alexei Grigoriev has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award that will support novel research and new educational activities in the Department of Physics. In particular, these funds will be used to synthesize ultrathin multilayers of nanoscale oxide films and to investigate their electrical, mechanical, and structural properties. Such new materials may possess novel properties that can be used in practical applications including computer memories, infrared and ultrasound imaging sensors, and clean energy technologies.

Furthermore, Dr. Grigoriev's research group will establish, under the auspices of this award, the Demonstrations in Electromagnetism for elementary and middle School Kids (DESK) program which is designed to inspire school-aged children to pursue careers in science and engineering in the future.

From the NSF web site: "The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations."

Alexei Grigoriev