Michigan Tech's Durdu Guney Receives ORAU Award

By Marcia Goodrich | Published

Oak Ridge Associated Universities has selected Durdu Guney of Michigan Technological University to receive a 2012 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award.

Guney, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is one of 30 award recipients chosen from among 111 applicants representing ORAU member institutions.

"The peer-review evaluation and selection process is rigorous and involves outstanding scientists from across the nation," said ORAU President H. A. Page. The prestigious $5,000 research award, matched by the home institution, is designed to enhance the recipient's career development.

Guney will use the award to advance his research into metamaterials and superlenses.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.