Houck selected as 2009 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
Andrew Houck, a Princeton assistant professor of electrical engineering, has been awarded a 2009 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. He will receive $50,000 in funding for the two-year period for his research into applying the theories of quantum mechanics to the fields of computing and optics.
Houck was one of 118 researchers from 61 universities in the United States and Canada who received the 2009 fellowship awards. Established in 1955, the awards are given to outstanding early career scientists, mathematicians and economists conducting research at the frontiers of their fields. Thirty-eight Sloan Research Fellows have gone on to win the Nobel Prize in their fields.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit grant making institution established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., which makes grants in support of original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economic performance.