The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced Feb. 16 that it has awarded Sloan Research Fellowships to eight MIT professors in the MIT Media Lab and in the departments of Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Mathematics. The fellowships, which honor pre-tenure faculty members, will support their research with two-year, $75,000 awards.
“The Sloan Research Fellowship Program recognizes and rewards outstanding early-career faculty who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study,” according to the Sloan Foundation.
Fadel Adib, associate professor and Doherty Chair in Ocean Utilization, directs the Signal Kinetics group at the MIT Media Lab. His group invents, builds, and deploys wireless and sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology. His team’s work focuses on bringing wireless capabilities to extreme domains like the ocean and the human body and to enable new applications that are infeasible using today’s technologies. His research extends beyond communication and networking to enabling novel micro-sensing, powering, and perception tasks. These capabilities aim at helping address major societal challenges in health care, climate change, and automation.