Published: May 17, 2016

Assistant Professor Juliet Gopinath has received a 2016 CAREER Award, the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty.

"We anticipate with excitement that this new class of CAREER grantees will make pioneering discoveries and inspire young minds to advance the engineering enterprise and improve the lives of all Americans," NSF Assistant Director for Engineering Pramod Khargonekar said in a press release.

Gopinath will use her award to study the relationship between orbital angular momentum and rotating objects. “The results from the research will be far-reaching, with information about orbital angular momentum modal content essential for free-space communications and endoscopic super-resolution imaging (STED) for protein-level imaging in the human body,” she wrote in her proposal. 

CAREER awards provide approximately $500,000 over five years.