Two CEE Faculty Receive NSF CAREER Awards

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Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professors Holly Oldroyd and Verónica Morales each received the National Science Foundation's CAREER Award for their research in environmental engineering.

Every year, the NSF Faculty Early CAREER Development Program awards grants to scientists and engineers who will be future role models in research and education:

  • Oldroyd's project -- "Universalizing Similarity Theories Coupling the Atmosphere and Sloping Terrain" -- combines field measurements, theory and modeling to address fundamental knowledge gaps that limit hydro-meteorological prediction capabilities over mountain slopes
  • Morales' work -- "Fundamental Controls of Transport Attributes from Porous Media Microstructure" -- focuses on minimizing the threats of contamination to fresh groundwater systems by understanding the complex structures that underpin flow and transport processes in the subsurface.

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