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Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Kenneth Tichauer has been awarded a prestigious NSF CAREER Award in the amount of $568,245 to perfect a medical imager that could lead to earlier detection/diagnosis and targeted drug development for cancer patients.


In 2016, five Illinois Tech faculty members received NSF CAREER Awards—the most of any university in Illinois. Four of these recipients are from Illinois Tech’s Armour College of Engineering—and three of them are female. Since 1890, Illinois Tech has educated some of the country’s brightest students to excel in fields that are technology-focused, innovation-centered, and idea-driven.


CHICAGO -- Illinois Institute of Technology is the recipient of five prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) – the highest number of CAREER awards for Illinois Tech in any one academic year. Additionally, it’s the highest number of 2016 CAREER awards for any university in Illinois.

Among Illinois Tech’s distinguished group are four faculty members from Armour College of Engineering and one faculty member from the College of Science. The assistant professors are:


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