Three Penn State engineering faculty members have each received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.
The faculty members are Enrique Gomez, assistant professor of chemical engineering; Daniel Kifer, assistant professor of computer science and engineering; and Suzanne Shontz, assistant professor of computer science and engineering.
Gomez's five-year, $500,000 award focuses on "Morphology Control Through a Mechanistic Understanding of Structural Evolution in Organic Semiconductor Mixtures."
Kifer's five-year, $429,000 grant centers on "An Axiomatic Basis for Statistical Privacy."
Shontz's five-year, $423,000 award focuses on "Parallel Dynamic Meshing Techniques for Simulation-Assisted Medical Interventions."
The NSF CAREER Program is designed to promote the work of young teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization.