Assistant Professor, Yue Fan is the recipient of the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award. The CAREER Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards. These awards support 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.
Fan’s proposal entitled, “Connecting Grain Boundary’s Metastability Evolution to Mechanical Behavior of Nanocrystalline Alloys During Non-Equilibrium Processing,” won the award. His research group focuses on providing a substantive knowledge on the mechanics and microstructural evolution in complex materials systems under extreme environments via predictive modeling, and thus facilitate the development of new science-based high-performance materials with novel functions and unprecedented strength, durability, and resistance to traditional degradation and failure.