Esther A. Wertz, Assistant Professor, Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy, is recipient of the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER).  Professor Wertz research will focus on "light-matter interactions at the single emitter level: Precise control of plasmon-exciton coupling".

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career 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.

The full announcement may be viewed at the National Science Foundation website.