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ME Assistant Professor named part of ONR’s 2019 Young Investigators


Dr. Jesse CapecelatroIn 1985 the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) was established. This highly competitive program awards those with academic achievements and potential for scientific breakthroughs relating to naval-relevant scientific research benefitting Sailors and Marines. The 2019 ONR YIP list was released on December 17th and named mechanical engineering associate professor, Dr. Jesse Capecelatro, as one of the recipients. We congratulate Capecelatro on receiving this honor from his proposal entitled, High-Fidelity Modeling of Particulate Transport and Deposition in Extreme Environments. 

“Since 1985, this program has attracted outstanding scientists and engineers from across academia to support our Navy and Marine Corps–and in this era of great power competition, that is more important than ever before,” said Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Davis Hahn. “To meet the demand signal from the National Defense Strategy, we must attract the best and brightest minds to work on naval warfighting challenges. The Young Investigator Program does just that, and I’m honored to announce the recipients for 2019.”

More than 260 applications were submitted and only 25 recipients were chosen. With this recognition, the recipients will share $16.5 million in funding to conduct their research in supporting the Department of Defense. This funding supports laboratory equipment, scholarships and other expenses critical to ongoing and planned research.

See the full list of 2019 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator awardees here:

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