Haque receives $400,000 NSF Career Award

Aman Haque, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a five-year, $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. The CAREER program is designed to help young engineers and scientists develop their research and teaching simultaneously as they begin their careers.

Haque's project is titled "In-situ Monitoring of Opto-electro-mechanical Responses of Single Cells to External Stimuli using MEMS." It will investigate how individual biological cells react to mechanical and biochemical stimuli. The project will allow researchers to better understand cellular structural and adhesion mechanics and the relationship between cell health and its electrical impedance.

The grant also includes education and outreach components for kindergarten through 12th-grade students and teachers, as well as undergraduate research opportunities.

Haque joined the Penn State faculty in 2003. He holds a bachelor of science and a master of science in mechanical engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh; a master of business administration and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada; and a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois.

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Last Updated July 06, 2009