Three Missouri S&T faculty researchers recently received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. It is the NSF’s most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Recipients are:
- Edward Kinzel, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has received the award for his work on metasurfaces, composite structures whose geometry allow properties to be engineered far beyond natural materials.
- Jie Gao, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, received the award for her research on flat singular optics.
- Caizhi Zhou, the Roberta and G. Robert Couch Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, studies the strengthening, deformation and failure mechanisms of advanced structural materials.