Navigation Links
ONR-funded young innovators recognized by President
Date:8/10/2012

ARLINGTON, Va.Six researchers funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) were honored with Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the nation's highest honor for young scientists and engineers, officials announced Aug.10.

The White House's selection of these six individuals underscores ONR's fundamental objective, which is to bring about new capabilities for warfighters by leveraging the ideas of the best and brightest minds the nation has to offer.

"ONR has always had an excellent ability to identify and foster young talent by keeping current with the most innovative research being done in various fields," said Dr. Michael Kassner, ONR director of research. "Working with top scientists and engineers ensures that we get the most advanced capabilities to our Sailors and Marines."

Honorees funded by ONR include: David M. Blei, Princeton University; Alejandro L. Briseno, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Lee R. Cambrea, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Research and Intelligence Department; Chiara Daraio, California Institute of Technology; Keith Edward Knipling, Naval Research Laboratory; and Ao Tang, Cornell University received the PECASE for outstanding contributions to their respective fields.

"I am absolutely humbled to be able to represent polymer science at UMass in this award," Briseno said. "I hope my receiving this accolade can inspire other young scientists and engineers to continue pursuing their scientific ideas, just as it inspired me. I would also like to thank my program manager, Paul Armistead, at ONR for supporting my research to push the fundamental limits of organic and polymer electronics."

Briseno, Blei and Daraio also are past winners of ONR's Young Investigator Program (YIP), a prestigious grant awarded to scientists and engineers with exceptional promise for producing creative and cutting-edge research. Each YIP recipient receives approximately $170,000 annually over three years for research efforts that appear likely to advance naval technology. ONR's YIP is one of the oldest such programs in the nation.

ONR has a proud tradition of funding rising researchers and scientists who are making important contributions to the Department of the Navy. In 2011, five ONR-funded researchers were recognized with the presidential honor.

This year, a total of 96 researchers earned PECASE awards through their work for various government agencies, including the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, NASA and National Science Foundation. Agencies annually nominate the best and brightest scientists and engineers whose early achievements appear beneficial to keeping the nation on the leading edge of scientific discovery.

The PECASE were established in 1996 and are managed by the Executive Office of the President's Office of Science and Technology Policy. According to the White House website, recipients are chosen based on their pursuit of innovative, state-of-the-art research as well as their commitment to community service, whether through scientific leadership, public education or community outreach.


'/>"/>

Contact: Peter Vietti
onrcsc@onr.navy.mil
703-696-5031
Office of Naval Research
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. ONR-funded research takes flight in Popular Science article
2. Teaching about hearing can save young peoples ears
3. Young researcher taking fight against global killer to the next level in Vietnam
4. Young Scientist Award for Socio- and Econophysics 2012 for Arne Traulsen
5. Live fast, die young
6. SEBM Young Investigator Awards for 2012
7. Bigger gorillas better at attracting mates and raising young
8. Breast cancer in young women: A distinct disease
9. Michael J. Fox Foundation grant to Dr. Samuel Young will provide Parkinsons drug development tools
10. The millennium-old olive trees of the Iberian Peninsula are younger than expected
11. Top young Latin-American scientists named Pew Biomedical Fellows
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2017)... and ITHACA, N.Y. , June ... Cornell University, a leader in dairy research, today announced ... designed to help reduce the chances that the global ... onset of this dairy project, Cornell University has become ... Sequencing the Food Supply Chain, a food safety initiative ...
(Date:5/16/2017)... , May 16, 2017   Bridge ... health organizations, and MD EMR Systems , ... development partner for GE, have established a partnership ... Portal product and the GE Centricity™ products, including ... EMR. These new integrations will ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... April 18, 2017  Socionext Inc., a global expert in SoC-based ... edge server, the M820, which features the company,s hybrid codec technology. ... by Tera Probe, Inc., will be showcased during the upcoming Medtec ... show at the Las Vegas Convention Center ... Click here ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/18/2017)... ... July 18, 2017 , ... Nanomedical Diagnostics, ... development, announces the launch of a new NTA biosensor chip for use with ... study the kinetics of polyhistidine-tagged (His-tagged) molecules quickly and reliably. , “Recombinant ...
(Date:7/18/2017)... Basel, Switzerland (PRWEB) , ... July 18, 2017 ... ... for R&D, today announced that Merck, a leading science and technology company, has ... develop innovative therapeutics for the therapeutic areas of Oncology, Immunology, and Neurodegenerative Diseases. ...
(Date:7/18/2017)... ... July 18, 2017 , ... Blood centers traditionally see a dangerous drop ... summer is a struggle for community blood centers as high schools are out and ... of Commerce is teaming up with the South Texas Blood & Tissue ...
(Date:7/18/2017)... ... July 18, 2017 , ... Recently recognized by CIO ... announces the migration of its flagship cloud-based product Planet Life Cycle – a ... work management system that merges strategic and financial planning with execution. The solution ...
Breaking Biology Technology: