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ME Faculty Awarded NSF REU Grant

Dr. Valentin Soloiu (PI) and Dr. Mosfequr Rahman (Co-PI) received a $405k grant from the National Science Foundation to host an REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) site at Georgia Southern. The research experience will take place over a 10 week period for three consecutive summers.

The project team will recruit ten students per year from freshman to seniors from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), community colleges, and four-year colleges where research opportunities are limited.

The REU site will prepare a new generation of scientific leaders from diverse populations while promoting exciting undergraduate research that will advance the fundamental body of knowledge in Propulsion, Aerodynamics, Materials, and Controls of Aerial Vehicles.

Specific research thrusts include aerodynamic performance of fixed and rotary aircraft wings, cool flame combustion of synthetic kerosene in jet engines; UAV control via signals from the human brain, formulation of biofuels from biomass, and damage accrued during ballistic impacts.

For more information about this grant, visit the NSF award site.


Posted in Awards and Recognition, Undergraduate Research