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Assistant Chemistry Professor Mike Zdilla named a 2013 Naval Young Investigator

Mike Zdilla, an assistant professor of chemistry, has been named a 2013 Naval Young Investigator by the Department of the Navy. 

A total of $8.2 million is distributed among this year's 16 recipients, chosen from a field of 310 candidates and representing 13 academic institutions throughout the country. Their work delves into an array of topics that could lead to advancements in naval technologies, including sea-based logistic delivery systems, robotics, photonic devices, undersea optical wireless communication, solar fuel cells and neural computation.

Each of the faculty members selected will receive annual monetary awards over three years for their research efforts.