JILA scientist Dr. Chen-Ting Liao has been awarded a grant as part of the 2023 Young Investigator Research Program, or YIP. YIP was launched by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, or AFOSR, the basic research arm of the Air Force Research Laboratory. The AFOSR's mission is to support Air Force goals of control and maximum utilization of air, space, and cyberspace. To do this, AFSOR is awarding $25 million in grants to 58 scientists and engineers from 44 research institutions and businesses in 22 states in 2023. Two grants will be awarded to the quantum information sciences research portfolio for quantum computing funded by the National Security Agency. The remaining awards will be funded by AFOSR YIP and/or core research portfolio funds. YIP recipients receive three-year grants of up to $450,000.
Dr. Liao is part of JILA Fellows Henry Kapteyn's and Margaret Murnane's research groups. Since 2021, Ting became a Senior Research Associate and serves as Assistant Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer of STROBE, NSF Science and Technology Center. His research interests are developing and utilizing coherent light sources from infrared to x-ray regimes to study condensed matter physics and materials science. Congratulations Dr. Liao!