Dr. Todd Hastings, associate professor, electrical and computer engineering, has been selected for a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award for his proposal, “Nanoscale Electron-Beam Induced Processing Using Liquid Reactants.”
This award is for $300,000 over two years, and also allows/requires the recipient to attend a series of visits and exercises at various Department of Defense (DoD) facilities to identify new research opportunities. The award will support his work on nanoscale rapid prototyping and low volume production.
The DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program will identify and engage rising research stars in junior faculty positions in academia and expose them to DoD needs and DARPA’s program development process.
The YFA program provides high-impact funding to rising stars early in their careers in order to develop their research ideas in the context of DoD needs. The long term goal is to develop the next generation of academic scientists, engineers, and mathematicians in key disciplines who will focus a significant portion of their career on DoD and National Security issues.