Houck receives young scientist award
Andrew Houck, a Princeton professor of electrical engineering, won a 2008 Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists from the New York Academy of Sciences. The prize included $15,000 in unrestricted funding.
First awarded in 2007, the honor acknowledges noteworthy young scientists and engineers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
The jury chose five out of 16 finalists after three rounds of reviewing based on the finalists' interdisciplinary research projects. The prizes were announced Nov. 15, 2008, at the academy's fifth annual Science & the City Gala in New York City.
Houck's research focuses on developing quantum computing circuits that could one day be used to build computer chips far faster and smaller than those of today.