Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Members Receive Prestigious National CAREER Awards

 Makan Fardad and Ian D. Hosein

April 17, 2018

Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science is proud to announce that two assistant professors have earned the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. Assistant Professors Makan Fardad and Ian Dean Hosein will each receive a $500,000 grant to support their research over the next five years.

Fardad was awarded for his proposal, “A Scalable Optimization-Based Framework for Modeling and Analysis of Cascading Failures.” He is developing a mathematical framework that will expose the critical fragilities that exist within infrastructure networks, like the power grid, so that they can be amended before causing large-scale failures. Click here for more details.

Hosein was awarded for his proposal, “Fabrication of Composite Material Structures using Light-Induced Self Writing.” He is developing a way to “write” composite materials using light to unleash a range of new chemical, mechanical, and electrical properties. Click here for more details.

About the NSF CAREER Award

The NSF CAREER Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.