Anish Tuteja Awarded Young Investigator Program from AFOSR

Anish Tuteja Awarded Young Investigator Program from AFOSR

Assistant Professor Anish Tuteja

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the United States who received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years and show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research.

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.

Professor Tuteja's aim is to develop high-efficiency, nanostructured, thermoelectric devices by providing independent control over the material’s electrical and thermal conductivity. In particular we will develop polymer-templated, high-efficiency, nanostructured, thermoelectric generators based on earth abundant materials, as well as, high-efficiency, nanostructured, polymer-based thermoelectric coolers.