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NSF CAREER Award

NSF CAREER Award

A grant made by the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health through the Faculty Early Career Development Program, better known as a CAREER award, is one of the highest honors given to junior faculty members in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Recipients are selected based on high-quality research and the integration of that research with university education initiatives.

2015

Kartik Balachandran
Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering

 Jing Yang
Electrical Engineering
College of Engineering

 2014

Burt Bluhm
Plant Pathology
Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture 

2013

Gregory Dumond
Geosciences
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

 Nan Zheng
Chemistry and Biochemistry
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

 Feng Wang
Chemistry and Biochemistry
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

2012

Julian Fairey
Civil Engineering
College of Engineering

Colin Heyes
Chemistry and Biochemistry
William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences 

2011

Xianghong Qian
Chemical Engineering
College of Engineering 

Fangzhen Tang
Geosciences
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

Shui-Qing “Fisher” Yu
Electrical Engineering
College of Engineering 

2010

Douglas Spearot
Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering

David Zaharoff
Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering 

2008

Jak Chakhalian
Physics
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences 

2007

Min Zou
Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering 

2000

Laurent Bellaiche
Physics
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

1998

Paul Thibado
Physics
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

 1996

Ingrid Fritsch
Chemistry and Biochemistry
William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences 

Lin Oliver
Physics
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciencez

1994-95

Min Xiao
Physics
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

The following faculty received a CAREER award at another institution and brought the award with them to the University of Arkansas:

  • 2007 — Suzanne Striegler, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2006 — Xintao Wu, Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering;
  • 2000 — Julie Stenken, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and Ranil Wickramasinghe, Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering;
  • 1997 — Susan Gauch, Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
  • 1991 — Jon Gauch, Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

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