John Harter, an assistant professor of materials at UC Santa Barbara, has received an Early CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the highest honor given by the foundation to junior faculty. Harter will receive more than $715,000 over five years in support of his cutting-edge research in quantum materials science and educational activities. He is the eleventh junior faculty member from the College of Engineering (COE) to receive the prestigious NSF award since April 2020, and the third assistant professor from the Materials Department to obtain the recognition in the past nine months.
“Professor John Harter is pursuing leading-edge research that could fast track the development of quantum technologies,” said Tresa Pollock, interim dean of COE and the Alcoa Distinguished Professor of Materials. “We offer him our sincerest congratulations and believe that his work reflects the intellectual diversity and broad-ranging impact of the research being pursued by our faculty.” read more