OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Four OSU engineering faculty earn top awards

04/04/2017

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Four faculty members in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University have received more than $2 million in prestigious early career awards.

Three faculty received National Science Foundation CAREER awards totaling more than $1.5 million, which support young faculty members who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through the integration of education and research. Another faculty member received $510,000 through the Office of Naval Research Young Investigators Program, which recognizes junior faculty who show exceptional promise for creative research.

The recipients of the National Science Foundation CAREER awards include:

  • Julie Tucker, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, for her research proposal, “Assessing Low Temperature Phase Stability through Irradiation.”
  • Ross Hatton, assistant professor of robotics and mechanical engineering, for his research proposal, “Geometric Understanding of Locomotion.”
  • Attila Yavuz, assistant professor of computer science, for his research proposal, “Light-Weight and Fast Authentication for Internet of Things.”

The recipient of the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award is Geoffrey Hollinger, assistant professor of robotics and mechanical engineering, for his research proposal, “Information-Aware Decision Making in Teams of Autonomous Vehicles and Humans.”

College of Engineering

About the OSU College of Engineering: The OSU College of Engineering is among the nation's largest and most productive engineering programs. Since 1999, the college has more than tripled its research expenditures to $37.2 million by emphasizing highly collaborative research that solves global problems. It is a leader in signature research areas, including precision health, clean energy, resilient infrastructure and advanced manufacturing; and targeted strategic areas, including robotics, materials research and clean water.