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Jarillo-Herrero, Lu named ONR Young Investigators

Two assistant professors at MIT are among 16 recipients nationwide.
The Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) has named two assistant professors at MIT among its 16 new Young Investigators: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, the Mitsui Career Development Assistant Professor in Contemporary Technology in the Department of Physics, and Timothy Lu, the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Assistant Professor in Ocean Utilization in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

The ONR program is designed to attract young scientists and engineers who show exceptional promise for outstanding research and teaching careers. Jarillo-Herrero and Lu were selected from among hundreds of applicants for the honor, which includes a three-year research grant worth up to $510,000.

Jarillo-Herrero’s work under the program will be on “Quantum Transport and Optoelectronics in Atomically Layered Materials.” Lu will research “Biologically Inspired Engineering of Underwater Adhesives with Synthetic Biology.”

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