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March 25, 2021

Assistant Professor Dong Zhao receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Dong Zhao receives $505K NSF CAREER Award to research how to make homes more energy efficient, intelligent, human-centered and sustainable.

In January, Dong Zhao, assistant professor of construction management in the School of Planning, Design and Construction, received a Faculty Early Career Development Program Award from the National Science Foundation.

This award is one of the highest honors given by NSF to young faculty members in science and engineering. It is NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.

Zhao will receive $505K for his project called “Intelligent Energy Retrofit Decisions for Large-Scale Residential Buildings.” The work will span five years and end in 2026.

To read more about, visit the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources website.

By: Heidi Macwan

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