DoD names 2009 National Security Science and Engineering Fellows.DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS RELEASE (NOV judgment notwithstanding the verdict (N.O.V.) n. reversal of a jury's verdict by the trial judge when the judge believes there was no factual basis for the verdict or it was contrary to law. The judge will then enter a different verdict as "a matter of law. . 21, 2008) The Department of Defense announced today the selection of six distinguished university faculty scientists and engineers forming the 2009 class of its National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellows (NSSEFF) Program. NSSEFF provides grants to top-tier researchers from U.S. universities to conduct long-term, unclassified un·clas·si·fied
1. Not placed or included in a class or category: unclassified mail.
2. , basic research involving the most challenging technical issues facing the DoD.
A list of the fellows, their home institutions, and their research topics follows:
* Dr. Graham Candler, University of Minnesota (body, education) University of Minnesota - The home of Gopher.
Address: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. , Multi-Physics Simulations of Hypersonic hy·per·son·ic
Of, relating to, or capable of speed equal to or exceeding five times the speed of sound.
* Dr. Sharon Glotzer University of Michigan (body, education) University of Michigan - A large cosmopolitan university in the Midwest USA. Over 50000 students are enrolled at the University of Michigan's three campuses. The students come from 50 states and over 100 foreign countries. , Smart, Autonomous, Adaptive Phenomena in Self-Organizing, Recon-figurable Materials
* Dr. Naomi Halas Naomi Halas is the Stanley C. Moore professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor in Chemistry at Rice University. Her current work focuses on nanoshells which her nanophotonics group is developing at Rice University. , Rice University, 3D Nanophotonics: Bending Light in New Directions
* Dr. Mark Kasevich, Stanford University Stanford University, at Stanford, Calif.; coeducational; chartered 1885, opened 1891 as Leland Stanford Junior Univ. (still the legal name). The original campus was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. David Starr Jordan was its first president. , Atomic de Broglie Wave Navigation Sensors and Applications of Ultra-fast Electron Sources
* Dr. Christine Ortiz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at Cambridge; coeducational; chartered 1861, opened 1865 in Boston, moved 1916. It has long been recognized as an outstanding technological institute and its Sloan School of Management has notable programs in business, , Natural Armor: An Untapped Encyclopedia of Engineering Designs for Protective Defense
* Dr. John Rogers, University of Illinois University of Illinois may refer to:
"These individuals are some of the top academics in fields of strategic importance to the DoD, and we congratulate each of these remarkable scientists and engineers on their selection," said William Rees Jr., deputy under secretary of defense for laboratories and basic sciences.
The fellows conduct basic research in core science and engineering disciplines that underpin future DoD technology development. This basic research is crucial to enabling future applications in sensors, functional materials, surveillance, near-shore navigation, communications and information security, energy independence, and force protection. In addition to conducting this unclassified research, Rees noted another important benefit of the NSSEFF Program. "These are leaders in their research areas, and NSSEFF will engage them with senior DoD officials, as well as scientists and engineers in DoD laboratories, in sharing their knowledge and insight on technological challenges facing the department."
In response to the NSSEFF broad agency announcement, 156 academic institutions submitted 659 nomination letters. A rigorous technical review of 468 white papers resulted in 17 semifinalists being invited to submit full proposals outlining their research plans. Each of the semifinalists was interviewed by a panel of scientists and engineers representing a broad segment of national security. The DoD may elect to announce additional winners of the 2009 NSSEFF awards at a later date.
Upon successful completion of negotiations between their home academic institutions and DoD research offices, grant awards will be made to the faculty members' universities for support of their research.