Kripa Varanasi, the d'Arbeloff Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is among the latest recipients of Career awards, the highly selective grants that the National Science Foundation (NSF) awards to junior faculty members who are likely to become academic leaders of the future.
Varanasi's Career project, for which he received a $400,000 award, seeks to advance research and education programs in thermal-fluid-surface interactions involving nanoengineered surfaces with an emphasis on condensation phenomena. Varanasi says this research could lead to novel nanoengineered surfaces that could be useful in various industries including energy, water, agriculture, and transportation, for major gains in system efficiencies, energy savings and reduced CO2 emissions.
Varansi's award began Feb. 1, and lasts for five years. For more information on the award, visit the NSF's web site http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0952564.