(MTSU.news) Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) faculty member Hanna Terletska has been named a National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) grant recipient.
The NSF CAREER awards support junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through research, education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organization. Terletska is in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
The recognition is considered the NSF’s most prestigious awards for early-career faculty. The NSF receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding each year and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.
The NSF awarded $499,879 to Terletska, an assistant professor, for her “Beyond Ideal Quantum Materials: Understanding the Critical Role of Disorder and Electron-Electron Interactions” proposal. The development plan is a fundamental research, education and outreach program that focuses on theoretical and computational study of functional quantum materials with strong electron-electron interactions and disorder.