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Nader Motee wins Air Force research grant

Nader Motee, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, received a grant from The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) for his work in "Compressive Feedback Control Design for Spatially Distributed Systems."

AFOSR recently awarded $15 million in grants to 40 scientists and engineers who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP). The YIP 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 program aims 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.

Motee joined the Lehigh faculty in 2011 after receiving a Ph.D in Electrical and Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. He runs the Distributed Control and Dynamical Systems Lab (DCDS) at Lehigh. Motee’s research interests include theoretical foundation of distributed control systems and optimization with applications to power grid, network of autonomous vehicles, and biological systems.

Motee has won several other awards including the 2008 O. Hugo Schuck Award for Theory from the American Automatic Control Council and the Joseph and Rosaline Wolf Award for Best Ph.D. Dissertation in 2008.

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