#BasicResearch Chatter — Dr. Shery Welsh Meet and Greet Recap

We had a tremendously good time last month introducing AFOSR’s new director, Dr. Shery Welsh. If you happened to join us during the twitter chat on August 25, then we thank you so much for your questions and engagement. Our audience that morning was very active and really asked some tough questions, but Dr. Welsh was on point and was more than ready to answer everything.

Dr. Welsh brings more than 33 years of experience from the Department of Defense as a federal employee. In her previous role, she served as the Science and Technology director of the Missile Defense Agency — seeking cutting edge technology within industry, Department of Defense and National Labs to advance technology to benefit the warfighter.

AFOSR is responsible for the execution of the US Air Force and Space Force basic research programs. “My focus as Director is to strengthen collaborations globally with universities, government laboratories, industry and other Department of Defense components.” The University of Alabama, Huntsville published a terrific article on Dr. Welsh; read it here.


“We pursue and fund research activities in academia, along with in-house research performed in the AFRL Technical Directorates.”

Dr. Shery Welsh

Under Dr. Welsh’s keen leadership, AFOSR provides transformational capability for the US Air Force and Space Force. AFOSR takes smart risks in emerging areas of cutting science that will lead to new warfighting technologies not yet discovered. Visit our BAA to learn more.

Since 1951, AFOSR has funded 82 Nobel Laureates. While many claim Novel Laureates, and we take pride in providing early and sometimes initial funding, statistically on average, that funding came 17 years before winning the Nobel Prize, but in many cases it’s much more. Good research is domain agnostic — AFOSR enabled revolutionary science and technology for the warfighter and all of humanity. To read more of what AFOSR has accomplished visit our monograph.

At AFOSR, we collaborate. We rely on the networks and expertise of our Program Officers (POs) to establish and maintain a collaborative research ecosystem. As the basic research arm of AFRL, we engage across the lab which leads to breakthrough innovations for the US Air Force and Space Force. To learn more AFRL Technology, click here.

We make vital connections in the science and technology ecosystem — connecting AFRL with academia all around the world. We attract and fund the best people — AFOSR invests in diverse talent and programs and leverages Department of Defense programs to find the right people to advance US Air Force and Space Force science. For more information on career and opportunities, click here.

Speaking of Space Force, AFOSR is proud to support the US Space Force with basic research efforts in space sciences. You can hear all about AFOSR Director Dr. Shery Welsh’s vision for space at the AFOSR AMOS conference virtual booth at #AMOS2020, 16-18 Sepember, 2020.

See how the Air Force and Space Force will be working together. We’re excited to be the #BasicResearch arm of the US Space Force. For more information on how AFRL is going to be realigned, click here.

Join us Tuesday, September 29, 2020, time TBD on Twitter as we highlight our International Office – Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development. Our next blog post is going to highlight the questions we received during this Twitter chat – so be sure to check that out when it’s published!

#BasicResearch Chatter – Meet our new PO’s – Round 2

Two weeks ago during our first ever #BasicResearch Chatter hour, we introduced you to some of the program officers who joined AFOSR this year!

Let’s do a quick recap first, #BasicResearch Chatter is an opportunity for us to host chats about basic research, grants, and doing business with AFOSR during a live Twitter event. These are held once a month, usually on the last Tuesday of the month.

Our chat this month introduced a slew of new PO’s, so many in fact, that we’ve created a mini-series so that you’re not inundated with all of their names and faces. We’re going to complete the list of PO’s that we introduced in our live Twitter feed.

We’re thrilled to welcome AFOSR Program Officers (POs) Dr. Warren Adams who manages our Optimization and Discrete Mathematics program, and Dr. Jiwei Lu who manages our Condensed Matter Physics program .

We’re thrilled to welcome AFOSR PO Dr. Todd Rushing from our Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD) who manages our Materials Science and Chemistry program. We asked Dr. Rushing what his goals for the portfolio are and he responded with, “right now it is a mix of computational studies and new spectroscopic techniques across a variety of materials. I would like to balance this by adding some projects that aim for new materials discovery.”

He continued with, ” I’m looking forward to interacting with potential PI’s.  Please send a short paragraph explaining your proposed research.  If the topic is a good fit the portfolio, I’ll ask for a white paper to evaluate. I welcome emails at todd.rushing@us.af.mil

Below are some resources when looking for funding opportunities:

For more information on AFOSR active research areas of interest visit our general Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) FA9550-19-S-0003— on Grants.gov at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314753.

Here’s a video on how to submit a proposal on Grants.gov —

AFOSR experts foster and fund research within AFRL, universities, and industry laboratories to ensure the transition of research results to support Air Force needs. We solicit proposals through various BAAs as well as various other programs.
AFOSR Funding Opportunities

Where do I find current AFOSR opportunities and the closing dates for applications? Search Grants.gov: type AFOSR into the keyword field or using CFDA numbers 12.800, 12.630, and 12.910 or click the following link — AFOSR Grants on Grants.gov.


#BasicResearch Chatter – Meet our new PO’s – Round 1

Last week during our first ever #BasicResearch Chatter hour, we introduced you to some of the program officers who joined AFOSR this year!

Let’s start at the beginning though, #BasicResearch Chatter is an opportunity for us to host chats about basic research, grants, and doing business with AFOSR during a live Twitter event. These are held once a month, usually on the last Tuesday of the month.

Our chat this month introduced a slew of new PO’s, so many in fact, that we’re going to create a mini-series so that you’re not inundated with all of their names and faces. We’re going to begin at the start of our live Twitter feed and move down the list.

We’re thrilled to welcome AFOSR Program Officers (POs) Dr. Ming-Jen Pan who manages our Aerospace Composite Materials program, and Dr. Laura Steckman who manages our Trust and Influence program.

We’re also pleased to have Dr. Hal Greenwald who manages our Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience program. We asked Dr. Greenwald why he was attracted to AFOSR and he responded with, “being a program officer seemed like a fun job that would allow me to influence the direction of research in my field, and I was particularly excited about the unusual opportunity to build new a #BasicResearch funding program from scratch.”

“My portfolio’s goal is to fund #BasicResearch that advances our understanding of the brain in support of the U.S. Air Force and the Dept. of Defense missions. Including research on the neural mechanisms of perception, cognition, behavior and at the intersection of neuroscience and artificial intelligence.”

He continued with, ” the best way to initiate a conversation with me is to send an email describing your research. It can be just a few paragraphs outlining your idea or a 3-5 page white paper discussing your hypothesis-driven basic research question(s), approach, anticipated benefits to the Air Force and DoD, and approximate anticipated cost.”

Moving right along, we’re happy to welcome AFOSR PO Dr. Michael Yakes who manages our Remote Sensing program! When asked why he was attracted to AFOSR, Dr. Yakes responded, “with a background as a lab scientist, I appreciate how POs connect scientists to the needs of the larger research enterprise. AFOSR has a well-earned reputation as a place where groundbreaking research is undertaken and transitioned to the Air Force — I wanted to be a part of it!”

When asked about his goals for the portfolio, he commented, “this portfolio has a long history of innovative science. I’m looking to continue it by funding inventive projects which greatly improve the performance of existing sensor technologies or provide entirely new methods of gathering information.”

“I’m looking forward to interacting with potential PI’s. Please send a short paragraph explaining your proposed research. If the topic is a good fit to the portfolio, I’ll ask for a white paper to evaluate. Program email: remote.sensing@us.af.mil

We look forward to working with all of our new POs in the future and in our next blog post we’ll highlight the remaining three POs we’re welcoming to AFOSR.

AFOSR Awards Grants to 58 Scientists and Engineers through its Young Investigator Research Program

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research today announced that it will award approximately $20.8 million in grants to 58 scientists and engineers from 41 research institutions and small businesses who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force’s Young Investigator Research Program (YIP).

The YIP is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the United States who received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years and who 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.

This year AFOSR received over 230 proposals in response to the AFOSR broad agency announcement solicitation. These technical areas included: Aerospace Materials for Extreme Environments, Aerothermodynamics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Biophysics, Computational Cognition and Machine, Computational Mathematics, Data Driven Applications Systems, Dynamics and Control, Dynamics Materials and Interactions, Electromagnetics and Sensing, Surveillance and Navigation, Energy Conversion and Combustion Sciences, Flow Interactions and Control, GHz-THz Electronics, Human Performance and Biosystems, Information Operations and Security, Laser and Optical Physics, Low Density Materials, Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Microsystems, Molecular Dynamics and Theoretical Chemistry, Multi-Scale Structural Mechanics and Prognosis, Natural Materials and Systems, Optimization and Discrete Mathematics, Optoelectronics and Physics, Organic Materials Chemistry, Quantum Electronic Solids, Quantum Information Science, Remote Sensing and Imaging, Science of Information, Computation and Fusion, Space Power and Propulsion, Software and Systems, Test and Evaluation, and Turbulence and Transition.

AFOSR program officers select proposals based on the evaluation criteria listed in the broad agency announcement. Those selected will receive the grant over a 3 year period.

The recipients and their anticipated research areas are:

• Dr. Jonathan Boreyko, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Planar Bridging-Droplet Thermal Diodes

• Dr. Jeremy Bos, Michigan Technical University, Imaging Theory and Mitigation in Extreme Turbulence-Induced Anisoplanatism

• Dr. James Chen, Kansas State University, A Multiscale Morphing Continuum Analysis on Energy Cascade of Compressible Turbulence

• Dr. Qian Chen, University of Illinois – Urbana – Champaign, Understanding the “Mission Versatility” of Membrane Proteins via Nanoscopic Imaging

• Dr. Jun Choi, Syracuse University, Adaptable Compressed Jaumann Absorber for Harsh and Dynamic Electromagnetic Environments

• Dr. Sukwon Choi, Pennsylvania State University, Thermal/Mechanical Investigation of Ultra-Wide Bandgap Materials and Devices

• Dr. Jiun-Haw Chu, University of Washington, New Superconductors near Broken Rotational Symmetry Instabilities

• Dr. Saptarshi Das, Pennsylvania State University, Investigation of Scalability and Reliability of Contacts to Two Dimensional Layered Semiconductors

• Dr. Nathalie de Leon, Princeton University, Systematic Search for New Color Centers in Diamond for Quantum Technologies

• Dr. Parag Deotare, University of Michigan, Nanoscale Exciton-Mechanical Systems (NEXMS)

• Dr. Finale Doshi-Velez, Harvard College, Generating Multiple Hypotheses in Non-negative Matrix Factorization and Related Linear Models

• Dr. Hadi Esmaeilzadeh, Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Accelerated System Design for Perception and Control in Energy-Constrained UAVs

• Dr. Sanjam Garg, University of California – Berkeley, Cryptography for Big Data

• Dr. Maryam Ghazisaeidi, Ohio State University, Electronic Structure Basis for Solubility and Phase Stability in Metal Alloys

• Dr. Joel Harley, University of Utah, Predictive, Model-Assisted Guided Wave Structural Health Monitoring

• Dr. Marcus Holzinger, Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Dynamic Data Driven Electro-Optical Sensor Detection, Tracking, and Multi-Objective Control

• Dr. Yongjie Hu, University of California – Los Angeles, Ultrafast Energy Diagnostics and Deterministic Design of Nano-Architectures for Self-Resilient Plasma Materials

• Dr. Yuhang Hu, University of Illinois – Urbana – Champaign, Tough Gel: A Perfect Platform for Designing Chemomechano-chemically Responsive Multi-functional Materials

• Dr. Pinshane Huang, University of Illinois – Urbana – Champaign, Probing the Atomic Origins of Electronic States in Low Dimensional Materials and Interfaces

• Dr. Chen-Lung Hung, Purdue University, Long-Range Quantum Magnetism in Atom-Nanophotonic Hybrid Lattices

• Dr. B. Reeja Jayan, Carnegie Mellon University, Far-from-Equilibrium Structures and Processes using Electromagnetic Fields: Non-Thermal Effects

• Dr. Dong Jin, Illinois Institute of Technology, DDDAS-CRAFTS: A DDDAS-based Cyber-Resilient and Attack-Secure Framework for Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems

• Dr. Christopher Johnson, Stonybrook University, Probing Electronic Structure and Energy Transfer in Protected Metal Nanoparticles by Mass-Selective Spectroscopy

• Dr. Ross Knepper, Cornell University, Enabling Robust Persistent Autonomy in Robots

• Dr. George Konidaris, Brown University, Constructing Abstraction Hierarchies for Robust, Real-Time Control

• Dr. Daniel Krogstad, University of Illinois – Urbana – Champaign, Development of Ordered Nanocomposites through the use of Block Copolymer Self-Assembly and Additive Manufacturing

• Dr. Jean-Briac le Graverend, Texas A&M University, Microstructural Instabilities in Single Crystal Metals for Extreme Environments

• Dr. Javad Lavaei, University of California – Berkeley, Efficient Mathematical Methods for the Optimization of Large and Complex Systems

• Dr. Na Li, Harvard College, Distributed Coordination in Multi-Agent Networked Systems: Algorithms and Fundamental Limits

• Dr. Weiyang Li, Dartmouth College, Fundamental Studies on Next-Generation High-Energy and Low-Cost Sodium-Sulfur Batteries

• Dr. Guoliang Liu, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Nanoporous Carbon Fiber Based on Polyacrylonitrile-containing Block Copolymers: A Hierarchical, Multi-lengthscale

• Dr. Mitul Luhar, University of Southern California, Tunable Porous and Patterned Surfaces for Turbulence Control

• Dr. Robert Macfarlane, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, DNA-Programmed Epitaxy of Nanoparticle Superlattices

• Dr. Jay Mathews, University of Dayton, Development of GeSn Waveguide Lasers for SWIR and MWIR Applications

• Dr. Matthew McDowell, Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Reaction-Induced Sintering for Fabrication of Bulk Nanoporous and Composite Metals

• Dr. Owen Miller, Yale University, Fundamental Limits to Electromagnetic Response in Novel Platforms

• Dr. Rahul Nandkishore, University of Colorado – Boulder, Non-equilibrium Dynamics and Many Body Localization in Ultracold Atoms

• Dr. Brent Nannenga, Arizona State University, Structural Studies to Elucidate the Mechanisms of Biobased Nanoparticle Synthesis

• Dr. Roberto Palmieri, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Programming Extensions to Exploit Semantics in Concurrent Applications

• Dr. Dimitra Panagou, University of Michigan, From High-Level Task Specifications to Geometric Control via Lyapunov Abstractions

• Dr. Matthew Panthani, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Group IV Quantum Dots for Integrated Photonics

• Dr. Srikanth Patala, North Carolina State University, A Machine-Learning Approach Towards Quantitative Structure-Property Relationships for Metallic Interfaces

• Dr. Emilie Ringe, Rice University, Tailoring of Opto-Electronic Properties of 2D Semiconductors via Defect Engineering

• Dr. Justin Sambur, Colorado State University, Super–Resolution Imaging of Charge Carrier Recombination and Transport in Ultrathin Liquid Junction Photovoltaics

• Dr. Michelle Sander, Boston University, Cell Membrane Dynamics in Infrared Nerve Stimulation and Blocking

• Dr. Soumik Sarkar, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, A Neural-Symbolic approach to Real-time Decision-making in Complex Aerospace Systems

• Dr. Hayden Schaeffer, Carnegie Mellon University, Sparse Modeling and Machine Learning for Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

• Dr. John Schaibley, University of Arizona, Plasmonic Amplification through On-Chip, Four-Wave Mixing in Hybrid 2D Material Plasmonic Structures

• Dr. Shreyas Sen, Purdue University, Security and Conduction Properties of Interference-Robust Human Body Communication (IR-HBC) for Secure Remote Health Monitoring using Physiological Sensor Data

• Dr. Travis Sippel, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Microwave Enhancement of Composite Solid Propellant Flames

• Dr. Kelly Stephani, University of Illinois – Urbana – Champaign, Fundamental Energy Transfer Mechanisms in High Temperature Phonon-mediated Gas-surface Interactions

• Dr. WaiChing Sun, Columbia University, Modeling the High-rate Responses of Wetted Granular Materials Across Scales and the Third-party Replicable Validation Exercises Utilizing 3D Printers

• Dr. Ali Tamijani, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Investigation of Load Path Based Topology Optimization

• Dr. Liping Wang, Arizona State University, Radiative Thermal Transport with Nanowire-Based Uniaxial Electromagnetic Metamaterials

• Dr. He Wang, University of Miami, Structure-Photophysics-Function Relationship of Perovskite Materials

• Dr. Wei Xiong, University of California – San Diego, Tracking Ultrafast Charge Dynamics in Energy Materials with Atomic Specificity

• Dr. Bingjun Xu, University of Delaware, Flameless Combustion of Hydrogen in UAVs Develop Efficient Anode Catalyst for Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction in Alkaline Media

• Dr. Mohsen Zayernouri, Michigan State University, Data-Infused Fractional PDE Modelling and Simulation of Anomalous Transport

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research Awards Grants to 59 Scientists and Engineers through its Young Investigator Research Program

In January 2016, The Air Force Office of Scientific Research awarded over $20 million in grants to 56 scientists and engineers from 41 research institutions and small businesses who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force’s Young Investigator Research Program .

This update is to acknowledge three additional recipients of the YIP award increasing the number of awards to 59 totaling approximately $21.7 million.

The YIP is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the United States who received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years and who 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.

AFOSR received over 265 proposals in response to the AFOSR YIP broad agency announcement solicitation in Engineering and Information Science and Physical and Biological Science research areas. These areas include: Engineering and Complex Systems, Information and Networks, Physical Sciences and Biological and Chemical Sciences. AFOSR officials select proposals based on the evaluation criteria listed in the broad agency announcement. Those selected will receive the grants over a three year period.

The award recipients and their anticipated research areas are:

· Dr. Adel Alaeddini, University of Texas – San Antonio, An Active Learning Methodology for Design and Optimization of Complex Expensive Tests

· Dr. Steven Anton, Tennessee Tech University, Continuous Real-Time State Monitoring in Highly Dynamic Environments

· Dr. Scott Baalrud, University of Iowa, Theory of Magnetized Ultracold Neutral Plasmas

· Dr. Xiaoli Bai, Rutgers University, Advanced Orbit Prediction for Resident Space Objects through Physics-based Learning

· Dr. Waseem Bakr, Princeton University, Single-atom Microscopy Of Dipolar Fermi Gases

· Dr. Sally Bane, Purdue University, Plasma-Enhanced Flames at Elevated Pressure

· Dr. Can Bayram, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Investigating Heteroepitaxy Principles and Transport Characteristics of Vertically-Integrated GaN-on-Graphene Heterostructures

· Dr. Nicholas Boechler, University of Washington, Materials with Designed Nonlinearities: Enabling A New Generation of Stress Wave Transformation

· Dr. Denys Bondar, Princeton University, Operational Dynamical Modelling: Towards Efficient Model-Building and Simulation of Complex Systems

· Dr. Philip Bradford, North Carolina State University,  Multifunctional Ultralow Density Structures Based on Aligned Carbon Nanotube Sheets

· Dr. James Burns, University of Virginia, “The Effect of High Altitude Environments on the Dislocation Structure Evolution During Fatigue Cracking of Legacy and Next Generation Aerospace Aluminum Alloys”

· Dr. Venkat Chandrasekaran, California Institute of Technology, Latent Variable Graphical Modeling for High-Dimensional Data Analysis

· Dr. Lunjin Chen, University of Texas – Dallas, Investigation of Wave Particle Interaction in the Earth’s Magnetosphere using Conjugated Observations

· Dr. Michael Chini, University of Central Florida, High-order Harmonic and Attosecond Spectroscopy in Materials

· Dr. Hugh Churchill, University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, Quantum Devices Based on Transition Metal Dichalcogenides

· Dr. Raghvendra Cowlagi, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Multiscale Dynamic Data-Driven Guidance and Control for Autonomous Vehicle Networks

· Dr. Neil Dasgupta, University of Michigan, Atomically-Precise Interfacial Modification of Low-Density Nanostructured Composites

· Dr. Jillian Dempsey, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Controlled Assembly of Quantum Dot Heterostructures

· Dr. Yousong Ding, University of Florida, Engineering Biosystems for Aromatic Nitration

· Dr. Vivian Ferry,  University of Minnesota, Tunable Chiroptical Response In Metamaterial-nanocrystal Hybrid Systems

· Dr. Jessica Fox, Case Western Reserve University, Mechanosensory And Visual Integration For Fly Takeoff And Flight

· Dr. Hadi Ghasemi, University of Houston, Toward Bio-Inspired Smart Thermal Spreaders (BSTS)

· Dr. Ebenezer Gnanamanickam, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Exploiting the Non-linear Interactions within Wall Turbulence for Flow Control

· Dr. Ximin He, Arizona State University, Bioinspired Artificial Homeostatic Multifunctional Material Microsystems (AHM3) based on Self-sustaining Autonomic Adaptive Structures

· Dr. Marcus Hultmark, Princeton University, Theoretical and Experimental Characterization of Turbulent Heat Transfer in Compressible Flows

· Dr. Bharat Jalan, University of Minnesota, Ultra High-Density Complex Oxide Quantum Wells for Emerging THz Plasmonic Effects and Devices

· Dr. Sumit Jha, University of Central Florida, Faster: Formal Methods Based Computer-Aided Synthesis of STochastic inExact in-memoRy Computing Systems

· Dr. Taylor Johnson, University of Texas – Arlington, Reusable Formal Verification for Cyber-Physical Systems

· Dr. Thomas Juliano, University of Notre Dame,  Plasma-Actuated Flow Control of Hypersonic Crossflow-Induced Boundary-Layer Transition in a Quiet Tunnel

· Dr. Rehan Kapadia, University of Southern California, Optical Cavity Enhanced Electron Emitters

· Dr. Rebecca Kramer, Purdue University, Robotic Fabrics: Multifunctional Fabrics for Reconfigurable and Wearable Soft Systems

· Dr. Christina Lee, University of California – Berkeley,  The Role of the Background Solar Wind on SEP Events

· Dr. Somin Eunice Lee, University of Michigan, Sub-Diffraction Temperature Mapping of Protein Interconversions

· Dr. Daniel Licata, Wesleyan University, Software Verification with Directed Type Theory

· Dr. John Licato, Purdue University, Active Formalization Through Analogico-Deductive Reasoning

· Dr. Kin Fai Mak, Pennsylvania State University, Exploring Atomically Thin van der Waals Metals for Spintronics

· Dr. Tijana Milenkovic, University of Notre Dame,  Efficient Comparison of Multiple Complex Networks

· Dr. SungWoo Nam, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Reconfigurable, Corrugated Graphene Plasmonics

· Dr. Venkateswaran Narayanaswamy, North Carolina State University,  Investigation of shock Boundary Layer Interactions to Unravel the Physics of Unstart in Axisymmetric Inlets

· Dr. Nicholaus Parziale, Stevens Institute of Technology, Instantaneous Velocity Profiles of Wall-Bounded Shear Flows in Thermochemical Non-Equilibrium

· Dr. Philip Richerme,  Indiana University, Programmable 2D Arrays of Interacting Quantum Spins Using Trapped Ions

· Dr. Laurel Riek, University of Notre Dame, Trust Affordances in Human-Automation Teaming

· Dr. Alessandro Salandrino, University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc., Time-varying Metamaterials: Dynamic Transformation Optics and Parametric Phenomena

· Dr. Themistoklis Sapsis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Complementing Dynamical Equations with Data in Adaptive Reduced-order Subspaces

· Dr. Vishal Saxena, Boise State University, Realizing Large-Scale Integrated RF Photonic Signal Processing Systems

· Dr. Joseph Scott, Clemson University, Rapid and Accurate Uncertainty Propagation for Nonlinear Dynamic Systems By Exploiting Model Redundancy

· Dr. Javad Shabani, City University of New York, Epitaxial Superconductor-semiconductor Materials Systems for Quantum Computation

· Dr. Matthew Sheldon, Texas A&M University, Hot Electron Enhanced Thermionic Emission (HEETE) Converters for All-Metal Optical Power Generation

· Dr. Nicholas Stephanopoulos, Arizona State University, Peptide-DNA Tiles as Building Blocks for Complex Nanostructures

· Dr. Wenting Sun, Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Explosive Ozonolysis Reactions for Combustion Control

· Dr. Vivienne Sze, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,  Energy-Efficient High-Performance Computer Vision Systems

· Dr. Behrouz Touri, University of Colorado – Boulder, Structural Approach to Distributed Optimization

· Dr. Thomas Vidick, California Institute of Technology, Towards a secure quantum network

· Dr. Dashun Wang, Pennsylvania State University, Modeling and Predicting Individual Scientific Impact

· Dr. Yue Wang, Clemson University, Trust-based Human-Robot Collaboration (HRC) for High-Level Distributed Multi-Robot Motion Planning with Temporal  Logic Constraints

· Dr. Justin Wilkerson, University of Texas – San Antonio, A Multifunctional Materials-by-Design Approach to Ignition Desensitization

· Dr. Yu Yao, Arizona State University,  Mid-Infrared Laser Frequency Comb Generation Based on Ultrafast All-Optical Graphene-metasurface Modulators

· Dr. Andrea Young, University of California – Santa Barbara, Scanning Magnetometry of Low Dimensional Electronic Systems

· Dr. Zhibin Yu, Florida State University, Engineering Organometallic Hybrid Perovskite/Polymer Composites for New Generation Electro-Optics Manufacturing

For general information on the YIP program, contact afosryip@us.af.mil.@us.af.mil.