The research proposal entitled, “New Solid State Metal Foams Using Oxide Reduction and Intraparticle Expansion,” has just been awarded. This will provide funding over the next five years to study the mechanisms behind the Additive Expansion by the Reduction of Oxides (AERO) solid state foaming process (discussed here). This grant is through the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). As described by NSF, it is a, “…Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’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.”
What a great opportunity to advance research and academics at Millersville! I look forward to getting started, and I am grateful for the support I had putting this proposal together, especially to the Director of Sponsored Programs and Research Administration, Dr. Rene Munoz, for his continual guidance along the way.