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Dr. Jeetain Mittal wins 2015 Early Career Research Award from the Department of Energy

Dr. Jeetain Mittal, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has won the Early Career Research Award from the Department of Energy in the 2015 competition. This is a five year award that provides a $750,000 grant to support development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by the DOE Office of Science. The Early Career Research Program is cross-cutting across all DOE areas of interest and is not restricted to engineering.

In the 2015 competition, 44 proposals were selected for award from about 620 proposals received by DOE.

Dr. Mittal's proposal is entitled "Biomolecular Assembly Processes in the Design of Novel Functional Materials" and was selected for award by the office of Basic Energy Sciences. The proposed research seeks to develop a comprehensive computational strategy to seamlessly connect various scales involved in DNA‐mediated particle assembly, ranging from interactions between both standard Watson‐Crick and often ignored non‐Watson‐Crick base pairs to interactions between two complementary DNA‐coated particles and then to multi‐particle assembly into complex crystalline phases.

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Posted May 11, 2015

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Dr. Jeetain Mittal, winner of a 2015 Early Career Award from the Department of Energy

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