Three engineers win National Science Foundation CAREER Awards

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.

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Last Updated March 23, 2011