Five Faculty Receive Funding For NASA-related Research

Five NDSU faculty received ND NASA EPSCoR research focus area awards totaling $150,000. The recipients are Fardad Azarmi, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics; Benjamin Braaten, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; Muhammet Kose, professor of chemistry; Jack Norland, assistant professor of natural resources, school of natural resource science; and Xinnan Wang, assistant professor of mechanical engineering.

ND NASA EPSCoR’s goal is to provide seed funding to help faculty develop competitive NASA-related research programs and multiple NASA-relevant research clusters in North Dakota. The program fosters collaboration between NDSU and University of North Dakota faculty with research groups and scientists at one or more NASA Centers.

The program aims to increase the competitiveness of North Dakota for merit-based grants and contracts in support of science and technology research from federal funding agencies.

For more information on the program, visit