Thurow receives Air Force's young investigator research award

Published: Nov 28, 2007 10:55:00 AM
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Brian Thurow

Brian Thurow

Brian Thurow, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been awarded a $300,000 grant through the U.S. Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program to work on the development and application of a high-speed, three-dimensional density measurement technique for aero-optic applications.

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) awarded $9.5 million in grants to 29 researchers who submitted winning proposals. AFOSR received 215 proposals relating to major areas of interest to the Air Force, including aerospace, chemical and material sciences; mathematics, information and life sciences; and physics and electronics.

The program supports scientists and engineers who have received a doctorate or equivalent degrees in the last five years. Recipients must show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. The objective of this program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increase opportunities for the young investigators to recognize the Air Force mission and the related challenges in science and engineering.