Professor Chenfanfu Jiang has been awarded as one of the recipients for the 2022 Sony Faculty Innovation Award. He received the honor for his research on topologically flexible material point methods. 

“Global research and development at Sony enables us to foster innovative ideas, which could ultimately lead to future technology advancements and company growth.” This award allows Sony to partner with universities and research institutes to accelerate the development of new ideas. The Sony Faculty Innovation Award provides up to $100K USD in funds to the awardees to further their pioneering research.

To learn more about the award, visit this website.

Pictured above: Prineha Narang (top left), Andrea Bertozzi (top right), Suzanne Paulson (bottom left) and Sunil Bhave (bottom right).

“A team of UCLA researchers has received a four-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Quantum Sensing Challenges for Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems program. The funds will support research on new sensor technologies that can precisely measure the previously unmeasurable.”

The investigators will be led by Prineha Narang, UCLA professor of chemistry and biochemistry who holds the Howard Reiss Career Development Chair. The other investigators include Suzanne Paulson, department chair of atmospheric and oceanic sciences; Andrea Bertozzi, a UCLA distinguished professor of mathematics and of mechanical and aerospace engineering; colleagues at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering; and Sunil Bhave of Purdue University.

Professor Andrea Bertozzi will be overseeing an REU team during the summer of 2024 and 2025, funded by the grant.

Read the official NSF press release here.

Read more at the UCLA Newsroom here.