The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a National Science Foundation-wide program that offers awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.

The following Clark School faculty have been recognized with National Science Foundation Faculty Young Investigator/Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards:

2024 Winners

  Winner Award
Jenna Mueller headshot

Jenna Mueller

Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Studying biophysical properties of the cervix to engineer models of cervical dysplasia
Sahil Shah headshot

Sahil Shah

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Exploring Mixed-Signal Computation for Energy-Efficient and Robust Brain-Machine Interfaces
Sanghamitra Dutta headshot

Sanghamitra Dutta

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Information-Theoretic Measures for Fairness and Explainability in High-Stakes Applications
Cheng Gong headshot

Cheng Gong

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Multiferroicity in van der Waals Heterostructures

2023 Winners

  Winner Award
Erika Moore headshot

Erika Moore

Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Engineering Extracellular Matrix Ligands for Macrophage Control
Eleonora Tubaldi headshot

Eleonora Tubaldi

Mechanical Engineering
Reconfigurable Dynamic Metamaterials Interacting with Flowing Fluids

2022 Winners

  Winner Award
You Zhou headshot

You Zhou

Materials Science and Engineering
Crystalizing electrons in coupled atomically thin semiconductors
Kevin Daniels headshot

Kevin Daniels

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Real-Time, Selective Gas Sensing in Complex Gas Compositions by Molecular Sieving via Robust Two-Dimensional Heterostructures
Christoph Brehm headshot

Christoph Brehm

Aerospace Engineering
High-Speed Boundary Layer Transition on Realistic Non-Smooth Surfaces
Allison Reilly headshot

Allison Reilly

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Strengthening US Infrastructure and Communities through Science-Informed Disaster Policy and Engineering Civic Engagement

2021 Winners


Winner Award
Taylor Woehl headshot

Taylor Woehl

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Single Particle Visualization of Chemical Processes During Multimetallic Nanocrystal Synthesis
Chen Zhang headshot

Chen Zhang

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
A New Paradigm for Creating Silica Membranes from Polymer Hollow Fiber Templates
Katharina Maisel headshot

Katharina Maisel

Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Deciphering the nanoparticle-lymphatic vessel interface for modulating immunity
Katrina Groth headshot

Katrina Groth

Mechanical Engineering
Modernizing Risk Assessment Through Systematic Integration of Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) and Prognostics and Health Management (PHM)
Shelby Bensi headshot

Shelby Bensi

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Transcending Barriers between Natural Hazard Researchers, Educators, and Practitioners - An Integrative Approach to Multi-Hazard Probabilistic Assessment
Gregg Duncan headshot

Gregg Duncan

Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Extracellular Barriers to Adeno-Associated Viral Gene Therapy

2020 Winners


Winner Award

Ryan Sochol

Mechanical Engineering, Fischell Department of Bioengineering
High-Aspect-Ratio Multi-Material Three-Dimensional Microstructures via Microfluidic Direct Laser Writing

Mark Fuge

Mechanical Engineering, Institute for Systems Research
Learning Design Representations: The Effect of Differential Geometric Manifolds on the Inference of Design Structure

Kimberly Stroka

Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Form, Function, and Mechanics of Cell-Cell Junctions in the Heterogeneous Vascular Endothelium

Giuliano Scarcelli

Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Light-sheet Brillouin microscopy for mechanical analysis of tissue morphogenesis

2019 Winners


Winner Award

Yasser Shoukry†                          

Decision Procedures for High-Assurance, AI-Controlled, Cyber-Physical Systems

2018 Winners


Winner Award

Steven M. Jay

Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Mechanistic Investigations to Enable Rationally Designed Biomanufacturing of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Exosomes

Jin-Oh Hahn

Mechanical Engineering, Institute for Systems Research
Enabling "White-Box" Autonomy in Medical Cyber-Physical Systems

Stuart Laurence

Aerospace Engineering
Effects of thermal nonequilibrium on the acoustic noise radiated by a compressible turbulent boundary layerStuart Laurence

Hosam Fathy

Mechanical Engineering
Identifiability Optimization in Electrochemical Battery Systems

2017 Winners


Winner Award

Akua A. Asa-Awuku

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Toward an Understanding of Secondary Aerosol Formation, Particle ageing in Droplets, and Cloud Processing

Charalampos Papamanthou

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Towards Practical Systems for Trustworthy Cloud Computing

2016 Winners


Winner Award

Michael Gollner

Fire Protection Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Understanding the Mechanisms of Wildland Fire Spread (Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) Supplement)

Anya R. Jones

Aerospace Engineering, Maryland Robotics Center
Flow Physics of Aerodynamic Forcing in Unsteady Environments

Behtash Babadi

Electric and Computer Engineering
Deciphering Brain Function Through Dynamic Sparse Signal Processing

Jeremy Munday†

Integrated Research and Education on Hot Carrier Effects in Plasmonics

Piya Pal

Electrical and Computer Engineering†
Smart-Sampling and Efficient Prior-aware Inference for High Dimensional Signals

2015 Winners


Winner Award

Silvina Matysiak

Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Combining Research and Education via the Exploration of Peptide-Lipid

Johan Larsson

Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Non-equilibrium wall-bounded turbulent flows at high Reynolds numbers

Dana Dachman-Soled

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute for Systems Research
Non-Black-Box Cryptography: Defending Against and Benefiting from Access to Code

2014 Winners


Winner Award

Dongxia Liu

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Surface Crystallization of Reactive Oxygen Permeable Hydroxyapatite-Based Membranes for Direct Methane Oxidative Conversion

Baoxia Mi

Civil and Environmental Engineering†
Graphene-enabled Synthesis and Surface Modification of Water Separation Membranes

Christopher Jewell

Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Dissecting the Role of Biomaterials in Lymph Nodes to Study and Shape Immunity

Michael Rotkowitz

Electric and Computer Engineering
Decentralization and Parsimony for Implementable Control of Massively Interconnected Systems

Stanislav I. Stoliarov

Fire Protection Engineering
Understanding Flammability of Charring Polymers

2013 Winners


Winner Award

Yu Chen

Fischell Department of Bioengineering†
Multi-scale Imaging of Neural Interconnects using MRI-compatible Parallel Photonic Needle Interface

2012 Winners


Winner Award

Lei Zhang

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Reliability as an Emergent Property of Transportation Networks

Jeffery Klauda

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Secondary Active Membrane Transporters: Determining Protein Structure and Transport Mechanisms with a New Hybrid Simulation

Oded Rabin

Materials Science and Engineering, Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics
Plasmonics with a Twist-Chiral Nanostructures for Advanced Spectroscopy

Ian White

Fischell Department of Bioengineering
PaperBased Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Using Inkjet Fabricated Device

Faculty Awardees in prior years

Pamela Abshire, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute for Systems Research
Ella Atkins, Aerospace Engineering†
Helim Aranda-Espinoza, Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Ella Atkins, Aerospace Engineering†
Ilias Balaras, Mechanical Engineering
Rajeev Barua, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute for Systems Research
Jennifer Becker, Biological Resources Engineering
Shuvra Bhattacharyya, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Steven G. Buckley, Mechanical Engineering
John Cumings, Materials Science and Engineering
Michel Cukier, Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Systems Research
Jaydev Desai, Mechanical Engineering
Donald DeVoe, Mechanical Engineering
Sheryl Ehrman, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
John Fisher, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Alison Flatau, Aerospace Engineering
Manoj Franklin, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Reza Ghodssi, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute for Systems Research
Romel Gomez, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Satyandra Kumar Gupta, Mechanical Engineering, Institute for Systems Research
Jeffrey Hollingsworth*
Timothy Horiuchi, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute for Systems Research
Adam Hsieh, Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Bruce Jacob, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Peter Keleher, Electrical and Computer Engineering**
Richard La, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute for Systems Research
K. J. Ray Liu, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Andre Marshall, Aerospace Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering
Nuno Martins, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute for Systems Research
Thomas E. Murphy, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Derek Paley, Aerospace Engineering
Darryll J. Pines, Aerospace Engineering
Linda Schmidt, Mechanical Engineering
Ray Sedwick, Aerospace Engineering
Joonil Seog, Materials Science and Engineering, Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Benjamin Shapiro, Aerospace Engineering, Institute for Systems Research
Elisabeth Smela, Mechanical Engineering
Santiago Solares, Mechanical Engineering
David B. Stewart, Electrical and Computer Engineering**
V. S. Subrahamanian, Institute for Systems Research
Peter Sunderland, Fire Protection Engineering
Ichiro Takeuchi, Materials Science and Engineering
Leandros Tassiulas, Electrical and Computer Engineering**
Sennur Ulukus, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute for Systems Research
Edo Waks, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Norman M. Wereley, Aerospace Engineering
Min Wu, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
Donald Yeung, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Miao Yu, Mechanical Engineering

*CMPS faculty affiliated with Electrical and Computer Engineering
**no longer affiliated with Electrical and Computer Engineering
†no longer affiliated with UMCP