Mines professor receives National Science Foundation award
GOLDEN, Colo., March 6, 2009 – Cristian Ciobanu, assistant professor of engineering, recently received a National Science FoundationFaculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award.
The project, “Structural Helicity in Ultra-Thin Alloy Nanowires,” will investigate the interplay between structure and composition for alloy nanowires.
The CAREER Program offers NSF’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.
The award amounts to $400,000 over five years in support of an integrated research and education plan in alloyed nanowires at Mines. CAREER proposals are peer-reviewed and recommended for funding based on their intellectual merit and on the broader impacts of the proposed activities.
To read the abstract, visit the NSF web site.
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Karen Gilbert, Public Relations Specialist