Mehdi Javanmard

Dr. Mehdi Javanmard. Photo ©Rutgers ECE.

The DARPA Young Faculty Award works to identify and engage rising stars in research, and help them develop research ideas within the context of national security needs. CAIT-affiliated researcher Dr. Javanmard won the award this year.

ECE Associate Professor, and a CAIT-affiliated researcher, Dr. Mehdi Javanmard has received the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) for the project titled “Lab-on-a-Microparticle: Injectable Wirelessly Powered Label-free Nanowell Sensors for In Vivo Quantification of Protein and Small Molecules.”

The objective of the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program is to identify and engage rising stars in junior research positions, emphasizing those without prior DARPA funding, and expose them to DoD needs and DARPA’s program development process.

The YFA program provides funding, mentoring and industry and DoD contacts to awardees early in their careers so they may develop their research ideas in the context of national security needs. The long term goal of the YFA program is to develop the next generation of academic scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who will focus a significant portion of their career on DoD and National Security issues.

Dr. Javanmard has also been recognized previously with a NSF CAREER Award. This most recent DARPA YFA is the second such award in successive years in the ECE department.

This story originally appeared on: Rutgers Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering