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Northeastern Engineering announces 8 Young Investigator Awards in 2013-2014

Matthew Eckelman, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was awarded the 2013 Laudise Young Researcher Prize by the International Society for Industrial Ecology for his outstanding achievements in industrial ecology. In 2013 he also received an NSF grant to incorporate ethics education into life cycle design, engineering and management. Dr. Eckelman received his PhD from Yale University in 2009 and joined Northeastern in 2012.

Ningfang Mi, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was awarded an Air Force Young Investigator Award for her proposal entitled, “Creating an Integrated Management Layer to Administer Heterogeneous Resources in Dynamic Workflow Clusters”. Dr. Mi has also received an IBM Faculty award in 2010. Dr. Mi received her PhD from the College of William and Mary in 2009, the same year she joined Northeastern.

Matteo Rinaldi, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his proposal entitled, “Nano Electro Mechanical Resonant Sensing Platform for Chip Scale, High Resolution and Ultra-Fast Terahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging”. He has also received a DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2012. Dr. Rinaldi received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010 and joined Northeastern in 2012.

Raymond Fu, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, earned three Young Investigator recognitions in 2014. Fu was named the 2014 International Neural Network Society’s Young Investigator Award, and was awarded an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award for his proposal entitled, “Deep Structures Boosted Self-Organized Behavior Pattern Learning for Anomaly Detection” and an Army Research Office Young Investigator Award for his proposal entitled, “Intention Sensing through Video-based Imminent Activity Prediction”. Dr. Fu received his PhD from the University of Illinois in 2008 and joined Northeastern in 2012.

Marilyn Minus, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for her proposal entitled, “Understanding Directionally Templated Interphase Processing-Structure Development and Relationships in Polymer nano-Composite Materials”. Dr. Minus has also received funding from DARPA, AFOSR, and ARO. She received her PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2008 and joined Northeastern in 2010.

Richard West, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, was awarded an American Chemical Society Doctoral New Investigator grant for his proposal entitled, “Transition-State Prediction for High-Throughput Calculation of Accurate Chemical Reaction Rates”. Dr. West received his PhD from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2009 and joined Northeastern in 2011.

Related Faculty: Marilyn L. Minus, Matteo Rinaldi, Richard West, Ningfang Mi, Yun Raymond Fu, Matthew J. Eckelman

Related Departments:Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering