A record number of Florida State University faculty members have received the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER award this year for researchers in the early stages of their careers.

Five Florida State University assistant professors have received the award that carries funding for their lab as well as the opportunity to work closely with the NSF in refining the direction of their research.

"We are very proud of these five early-career researchers and the hard work that they have put in to earn this award," said Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander. "This award marks the beginning of things yet to come for these faculty members, and we are excited to see what they achieve."

FSU’s 2018 CAREER winner, Chen Huang, assistant professor of Scientific Computing: Huang will work to develop new theoretical and computational methods to investigate electronic properties of large complex molecules and materials that are essential to the design of materials used for clean energy, heterogeneous catalysis and new electronic devices. Huang, who received his doctoral degree from Princeton University, joined FSU in 2014. He is a member of the Energy and Materials Strategic Initiative.

Chen Huang, pictured front row middle.

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