Dollar Wins DARPA Young Faculty Award

Aaron Dollar, John J. Lee Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, has been awarded a 2013 Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). His project, "Rapid Field Fabrication by Non-Experts," seeks to stretch the functionality of 3D Printing to produce parts with higher strength, multi-material components, and complete electromechanical systems.

The DARPA Young Faculty Award, administered by the U.S. Department of Defense, was created to engage scientists and engineers in junior faculty positions whose research addresses national security issues. To aid their research, each of the 25 award recipients receives two years of funding at $250,000 each year, with the possibility of a third year supported by $500,000 in funding.

With this award, Dollar's star continues to rise, having previously received a 2011 Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and a 2010 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.