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Release: Aug. 9, 2001
UI professor receives Department of Energy award
Benjamin D.G. Chandran, assistant professor of physics
and astronomy in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a three-year,
$378,000 DOE Plasma Physics Junior Faculty Development Program Award.
The awards are given to support the research programs
of exceptionally talented scientists and engineers in the early stages of
their careers. The DOE also hopes the awards will help maintain strong teaching
and research programs in plasma physics and related fields.
Chandran, who received his doctorate from Princeton
University in 1997 and joined the UI faculty in 1999, has research interests
in plasma astrophysics as well as turbulence in the interstellar medium.