Kumar Receives DARPA Young Investigator Award
Dr. Satish Kumar, assistant professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded with the 2014 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA). The objective of the DARPA 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 (DoD) needs as well as DARPA’s program development process. The YFA program provides $500,000 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.
Dr. Bill Wepfer, Chair of the Woodruff School, offers his congratulations by affirming, “Dr. Kumar's work has already had significant impact in advancing the understanding of energy transport in nanoscale structures and devices.”
DARPA has invited all recipients of 2014 YFA at Washington DC in October 2014 for a kick-off meeting with DARPA division directors and program managers, and to receive the award plaque.