Rowley receives Air Force grant for young investigators

Oct. 31, 2006 12:34 p.m.

Clarence Rowley, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is a recipient of funding from the U.S. Air Force’s Young Investigators Research Program.

Rowley will study unsteady aerodynamic models for flight control of agile micro air vehicles.

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research will award approximately $6.3 million in grants to 21 scientists and engineers out of the 145 funding proposals the agency received this year.

Grant recipients must show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. The program supports scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years. A 1995 Princeton graduate, Rowley received his Ph.D. in 2002 from the California Institute of Technology. He joined the faculty in 2001.