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Engineering Professor Receives NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Hongzhi Guo, assistant professor of engineering, is among the National Science Foundation’s 2022 Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) awardees. 

The CAREER award, the Foundation’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty, recognizes and funds faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization, according to the NSF.

Dr. Guo, who joined Norfolk State in Spring 2019, has research interests that include working with wireless communications. The NSF project, which is funded for $499,337 over five years will center on developing a long-range near field communication system to network objects with ultra-high density such as clothes in a closet, envelopes in a mail truck or bottles stored in a container, his proposal says. 

Additionally, the long-range near field communication technology developed by the research could result in replacing the barcodes that we use today and provide expanded uses beyond identification, such as the emerging digital twin.

Undergraduate and graduate students will have the opportunity to participate in the research project, which will also produce course materials.