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Civil Engineer Honored with CAREER Award

Giuseppe Buscarnera receives National Science Foundation award for early career scientists

Giuseppe Buscarnera, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, has received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Giuseppe BuscarneraThe CAREER program offers the NSF’s most prestigious awards for new faculty members. The program recognizes and supports early career development of teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century. 

CAREER awardees are selected on the basis of creative career-development plans that effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their respective institutions. The minimum award size is $400,000 for a five-year period.

Buscarnera’s winning proposal was entitled "Mechanics of Geomaterials Exposed to Multi-Physical Perturbations:  Innovating Science, Training and Education through Fundamental Principles."

Buscarnera joined Northwestern in 2011 from the Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy. His research focuses on the constitutive modeling of geomaterials with emphasis on the effects of non-mechanical perturbations; mechanics of unsaturated soils; and theory of material stability and its application to geo-engineering problems.