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Baser receives Young Investigator Research Program grant

11/17/2020 2:47:49 PM

Assistant Professor Tugce Baser has received a three-year, $450,000 grant to study the phase-dependent behavior of porous materials subjected to high strain-rate loading.

The award is part of $16.1 million in grants announced Nov. 5, 2020, by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to 36 scientists and engineers from 27 research institutions and businesses who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP).

Baser’s project focuses on the characterization of the dynamic behavior of inorganic multiphase porous media in extreme environments, for example at cryogenic temperatures. The overall objectives include characterization of the interactions within multiphase porous media and elucidation of the interplays between inorganic particles in contact with water and ice at high strain-rate loading conditions. Expected knowledge will address scientific gaps involved in multiphase porous media behavior.

The YIP is open to United States citizens and/or permanent residents’ who are scientists and engineers at United States research institutions who received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last seven years and show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research of military interests. The objective of this program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increase opportunities for the young investigators to recognize the Air Force mission and the related challenges in science and engineering.