Four engineering faculty members receive NSF CAREER awards

Four Princeton Engineering faculty members are among the 2021 recipients of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER awards.

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program offers the NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Each award provides up to $500,000 over five years, enabling early-career academic scientists and engineers to build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.

This year’s new awardees from the School of Engineering and Applied Science are:

Pierre-Thomas Brun, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, for the project Engineering interfacial flows and instabilities in solidifying liquids;

Daniel Cohen, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, for the project Engineering approaches to control collective cell migration using electrotaxis;

Felix Heide, assistant professor of computer science, for the project Perceptual cameras: Forming images through scene interpretation;

and Anirudha Majumdar, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, for the project Generalization and safety guarantees for learning-based control of robots.