Brandi Klingerman | December 11, 2018
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recognized four University of Notre Dame faculty members for their excellence in research with new Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards. Over the past five years, Notre Dame faculty have received 37 of these highly competitive awards.
Speaking about the awards, Robert J. Bernhard, vice president for research, said, “The NSF CAREER Award competition is one of the most prestigious for early career faculty and we are proud of our faculty for being recognized in this capacity. Fostering researchers, like these award recipients, and the passion they have for their respective fields is one way Notre Dame continues to advance its mission as a distinguished and distinctive research institution, and we will continue to cultivate an environment that is committed to research, scholarship and creative endeavor.”
The full list of CAREER awardees, who come from the College of Engineering and the College of Science, is as follows:
- Kyle James Bibby, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences, received the award for “Quantitative viral metagenomics for water quality assessment.” This research focuses on developing technical advancements to improve water quality monitoring and viral pathogen detection in other environments, including food. Bibby’s award was transferred to Notre Dame from the University of Pittsburgh.
- John Parkhill, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was awarded a CAREER Award for “Self-consistent models of electronic dynamics and relaxation.” The aim of the project is to develop theories and computer software to model the motion of electrons in molecules that are stimulated by light and then potentially allow software users to predict important photodynamic properties of materials.
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