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Prof. Daniel Goldman receives 2012 DARPA Award

Dr. Daniel Goldman, Assistant Professor in the School of Physics, has received the Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the Department of Defense. Goldman received his DARPA award for his proposal, “Towards a Terramechanics of Heterogeneous Granular Substrates.”

The DARPA Young Faculty Award program identifies and engages rising research stars in junior faculty positions at U.S. academic institutions and exposes them to Department of Defense needs as well as DARPA’s program development process.

Goldman, who joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 2007, has made marked contributions to the discovery of the principles of locomotion on granular media and the biomechanics of locomotion of organisms and robots to address problems in nonequilibrium systems that involve interaction of matter with complex media.