Dr. Jason Patrick has been chosen to receive a Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). His proposal, entitled “Integrated Self-healing and Self-sensing using Optical Waveguides in Microvascular Fiber-Composites”, was one of 43 chosen from a field 285. Patrick’s research expertise is in fiber re-inforced polymer composites which are strong, but lightweight materials that have application in an array of civil, naval, automotive and aerospace structures, including the latest Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Formula One race cars.
Patrick joined the CCEE faculty in August as an assistant professor. He is from North Carolina and received both his B.S. (2004) and M.S. (2007) in Civil Engineering at NC State, followed by a Ph.D. (2014) in structural engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology on the Illinois campus before returning to NC State this fall.
You can read more about the AFOSR Young Investigator Research Program here.