Mehdi Javanmard Wins DARPA Young Faculty Award

ECE Associate Professor 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 YFA program is to identify and engage rising stars in junior research positions, 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. Mehdi 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 (along with 8 active NSF CAREER Awards), reflecting the phenomenal successes of our young faculty members!

Congratulations on this outstanding achievement, Mehdi!