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Georg Seelig wins ONR Young Investigator Award

spr10_seelig240xGeorg Seelig, UW CSE+EE professor, is one of 24 “early-career academic researchers whose scientific pursuits show exceptional promise for supporting the Department of Defense” named recipients of 3-year Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Awards.

Over the years, research by ONRYI recipients has led to breakthroughs in nanoscience, fiber-laser systems, ultrafast optoelectronic devices and more.  This year’s 24 recipients were selected from a pool of roughly 280 candidates.

Georg’s research is focused on understanding how biological organisms process information using complex biochemical networks and how such networks can be engineered to program cellular behavior. Circuit elements engineered from DNA and RNA components are being applied to problems in disease diagnostics and therapy.  Learn more here.

Georg is the ninth UW CSE faculty member to receive an ONR YI Award. He also continues the remarkable record of faculty hired under the ExCEL joint recruiting effort by UW CSE and EE:  Shwetak Patel, Georg, Josh Smith, and most recently Matt Reynolds.

Congratulations Georg!