The Air Force Office of Scientific Research awarded approximately $15 million in total to the researchers, who must have received a PhD or equivalent degrees in the last five years and show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. Those selected receive the grants over a three- to five-year period.
The researcher selected from MIT are:
- Kerri Cahoy, assistant professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, for “GEO Satellites as Space Weather Sensors”;
- Jeffrey Moses, a research scientist at the Research Laboratory of Electronics, for work on “High-Energy, Multi-Octave-Spanning Mid-IR Sources via Adiabatic Difference Frequency Generation.”