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CBE Faculty Receive College of Engineering 2018 Research Achievement Awards

June 8, 2018

Congratulations to Professor Soroush and Professor Fafarman for winning College of Engineering 2018 Research Achievement Awards. Professor Masoud Soroush was honored with this year's College of Engineering Outstanding Career Scholarly Research Achievement Award. Professor Aaron Fafarman received an Outstanding Early-Career Research Achievement Award. Photo: Fafarman (left) with Dr. Palmese, Soroush (right) with Dr. Palmese

Outstanding Early-Career Research Achievement – shared by Dr. Peter DeCarlo and Dr. Aaron Fafarman

Dr. Fafarman, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, utilizes nanocrystals as building blocks for electronic and optoelectronic materials, particularly for applications in solar energy conversion, in his research. Starting from these materials, he has demonstrated how to access novel compositions of matter and enable industrially promising fabrications modalities. He is a leader in the study of an emerging photovoltaic material-class known as cesium halide perovskites, as well as in development of low-voltage electrophoretic deposition to synthesize functional electronic materials.

Outstanding Career Scholarly Research Achievement -- Dr. Masoud Soroush ‚Äč

Dr. Soroush is a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. His research interests include modeling, control and optimization of solar cell, fuel cell and power storage systems; probabilistic risk assessment and mitigation; polymerization reaction engineering; process systems engineering; polymer membranes; and multiscale mathematical modeling.