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CenTiRe Faculty News:  M. Shakiba Awarded NSF Career Development Award

The CenTiRe team congratulates professor Maryam Shakiba, one of our Virginia Tech faculty researchers, on being awarded the 2022 NSF Faculty Early Career Development award.   This award will fund her project to investigate how macroplastics degrade into microplastics under the highly coupled effects of weathering and mechanical stresses.   This is the NSFs’ most prestigious award for early-career faculty, encouraging them to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their organization. 

Ms. Shakiba is also a CenTiRe Principle Investigator for one of our materials focused projects titled: Rubber lifetime performance: Coupling effects of dynamic aging and wear, which is scheduled to be concluded in 2022.  We look forward to the results of her research teams’ projects and her continuing participation in CenTiRe as a valued faculty researcher.

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