Candler selected as National Security Science and Engineering Fellow

Professor Graham Candler (aerospace engineering and mechanics) has been named a National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow (NSSEFF) by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Candler is one of only six distinguished scientists and engineers nationwide who received the award this year that provides grants to top-tier researchers from U.S. universities to conduct long-term, unclassified, basic research involving the most challenging technical issues that face the Department of Defense.

The NSSEFF Program is highly competitive and recognizes the top academics in fields of strategic importance to the Department of Defense. Candler’s research, which focuses on multi-physics simulations of hypersonic flow, was selected from among 156 academic institutions that initially submitted 659 nomination letters. Of that number, 468 underwent a rigorous technical review, which resulted in 17 semifinalists being invited to submit full proposals outlining their research plans.

National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellows conduct basic research in core science and engineering disciplines that underpin future Department of Defense technology development. The research is crucial to enabling future applications in sensors, functional materials, surveillance, near shore navigation, communications, and information security, energy independence, and force protection. 

December 4, 2008