Daniel Gianola Receives DOE Early Career Award
Daniel Gianola, Skirkanich Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is the recipient of a 2012 Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Award. His proposal entitled, "Modulating Thermal Transport Phenomena in Nanostructures via Elastic Strain at Extreme Limits of Strength," was one of the very few selected for the award and receives five years of funding from DOE.
Gianola's research interests lie in the area of nanomechanics, and his research program focuses on understanding, modeling and predicting the mechanical response of advanced materials at reduced length scales. His experimental studies use new methodologies for the quantitative mechanical testing of materials at the nanoscale and state-of-the-art electron microscopy techniques to observe the processes that govern their behavior.
The DOE Early Career Research Program supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by the DOE Office of Science. Opportunities exist in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR); Biological and Environmental Research (BER); Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES); High Energy Physics (HEP), and Nuclear Physics (NP).