Assistant Professor Pramod Sangi Reddy has been selected to receive a 2012 DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA).
The objective of the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program is to identify and engage rising research stars in junior faculty positions at U.S. academic institutions and expose them to Department of Defense needs as well as 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 DoD needs. The program focuses on untenured faculty, emphasizing those without prior DARPA funding. The long-term goal of the YFA program 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.
This year, the YFA competition was intense — of the 560 applications received, only 51 awardees were selected. Reddy’s proposal was entitled “Nanoscale Engineering of Interfacial Thermal Transport in HEMTs for Improved Reliability.”
For more information and previous recipients, visit DARPA’s YFA page