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Former JDRD Faculty Receive Federal Career Awards

   David Donovan

This month, two faculty members in the Tickle College of Engineering were the recipients of Early Career Awards from the Department of Energy.

Assistant professors Haixuan Xu and David Donovan, both previous participants in the Science Alliance JDRD program, will receive $750,000 over the course of 5 years to fund their research.

Xu’s research focuses on structural materials for nuclear energies, while Donovan’s work is in the area of nuclear fusion. The grants will also help to support graduate students and post-docs working with the faculty members.