BU Faculty Member Chosen for Selective Air Force Program
A Binghamton University faculty member with an interest in nanoscience is among just 43 researchers nationwide chosen for the Air Force’s Young Investigator Research Program this year. Changhong Ke’s work focuses on low-density, high-strength materials that could allow the Air Force to reduce the weight of vehicles such as fighter planes and spacecraft.
The program supports scientists and engineers who received a Ph.D. in the last five years and show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. Grants of $120,000 annually for three years support creative basic research, enhance early career development and increase opportunities for the researchers to recognize the Air Force mission and related challenges in science and engineering. Competition for the awards is stiff, with fewer than 20 percent of applicants receiving funding.