Young receives 2012 DOE Early Career Award
In the third year of the Early Career Research Program managed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, a Vanderbilt engineering assistant professor is on the list of 68 recipients from 47 institutions announced last week.
The awards focus on areas of high priority for the nation and for DOE’s mission, supporting exceptional researchers during the critical stages of their formative work by funding their research for up to five years and $2.5 million. The grants are administered by the major program offices within the Office of Science.
Jamey D. Young, chemical and biomolecular engineering department, has received an Early Career Award for his proposal entitled, “Enhancing metabolic flux to photosynthetic biofuels.” His award is expected to be funded at a total of $750,000 over five years. His proposal was selected by the Office of Biological and Environmental Research and the DOE Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.
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