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NSF Career Roundtables

If you are planning a submission to NSF CAREER, it can be valuable to learn from the experiences of colleagues. UA NSF CAREER awardees will discuss their projects and share their expertise on the challenges, considerations, and experiences specific to this award — both first-time proposals and re-submissions.

Join us to hear personal experiences on developing a proposal, applying, re-applying, and ultimately securing the grant.

All sessions will be held in H.M. Comer Parlor.


Friday, March 1, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.

Carla Atkinson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
CAREER Award: Functional Diversity and Ecosystem Function Provisioning by a Guild of Macrofaunal Consumers in Riverine Ecosystems

Sonya Pritzker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
CAREER Award: Intimacy, Emotion, and the Body: A Longitudinal Ethnographic Study of Communication and Biology Among Diverse Couples in the U.S. and China

Aijun Song, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering/Alabama Water Institute
CAREER Award: Mobile Underwater Communications Networks Supported by Autonomous Surface Vehicles

Monday, March 4, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. (Zoom available for this session)

Qiang Huang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering
CAREER Award: Novel Electrodeposition Method Using Water-In-Salt Electrolytes and Applied to Re-Based Superconductors

Daqian Jiang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
CAREER Award: Establish a Knowledge Base for the Use, Accumulation, and Emissions of Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances

Shreyas Rao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering
CAREER Award: Engineering Biometic Environments to Elucidate Mechanisms of Dormancy in Brain Metastatic Breast Cancer Cells

Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.

Chris Crawford, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Computer Science
CAREER Award:  Engaging Rural Students with Next Generation Physiological Interfaces

Sevgi Gurbuz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Electrical and computer Engineering, Alabama Transportation Institute, Alabama Cyber Institute, Alabama Life Research Institute
CAREER Award: InteractiveRF:  Fully-Adaptive, Physics-Aware RF-Enabled Cyber-Physical Human Systems

Kevin Kocot, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
CAREER Award: Revolutionizing Biodiversity and Systematics Research on Aplacophora (Mollusca) and Training the Next Generation of Invertebrates Systematists

Hamed Moftakhari, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research, Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
CAREER Award: Monitoring Chronic Impacts of Nuisance Floods to Enable Incremental Adaptation against Sea Level Rise