Professor Rim of Penn State Awarded $500,000 NSF Career Grant

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Professor Donghyun Rim, Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, was recently awarded a $500,000, five-year Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Prof. Rim will study modeling and experimental validation of airborne nanoparticles in indoor environments. “Nanoparticles are invisible but there are plenty of them inside buildings because of various human indoor activities,” Rim said. “People cook and use products like candles, perfume and cleaning solutions which all generate unwanted nanoparticles.”

Prof. Rim will conduct tests at the University’s Solar Home, a 100% renewable energy-powered, full-scale test house near the Bryce Jordan Center on University Drive.

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