2019 NSF CAREER Award Winners

Josep Jornet and Peter Liu recognized by the National Science Foundation

The CAREER Award is the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty. The awards are given to outstanding scientists who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through research, education, and the integration of education and research. The reviewing, award and selection process is one of the most competitive within the NSF.

Josep Miquel Jornet

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Debunking myths about THz communication networks and proving the feasibility of ultra-fast wireless communications at THz frequencies.

Professor Jornet is the Director of the Ultra-broadband Nano Communication and Networking Laboratory. His current research interests are in Terahertz-band communication networks, Nanophotonic wireless communication, Wireless Nano-bio-sensing Networks, and the Internet of Nano-Things. 

Peter Qiang Liu

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Combining the advantages of the emerging field of graphene plasmonics and the relatively mature platform of semiconductor heterostructures to develop new types of compact, tunable, cost-effective and versatile devices that emit light in the terahertz to mid-infrared spectral region.

Professor Liu's research involves Mid-infrared and THz optoelectronics and photonics; graphene and other 2D materials based devices and systems; strongly correlated electron materials; quantum optics; quantum cascade lasers; chemical and biological sensing.