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NAMF Start-up Grant

Grant to encourage new faculty to begin research careers in areas that impact the general field of fluid mixing technology.  Mixing is an emergent fundamental engineering science, particularly at the meso and micro scale, and one of the last unit operations to submit to formal academic study."  Any untenured but tenure-track faculty member at a Ph.D. granting institution in North America is eligible.


A single $30,000 grant will be offered, beginning April 15, 2013, in two annual installments of $15,000. The use of grant funds is restricted to direct research expenditures and excludes overhead, administrative charges, secretarial support, academic year charge-out, university/departmental-wide taxes on gifts and the like. The Biennial Conference of the North American Mixing Forum is held every two years.

The recipient is expected to attend the two conferences to present initial results and to present final results. Conference fees including room and board, but not travel expenses, will be waived. Other benefits will accrue. More information and downloadable instructions can be found on NAMF's Early Career Excellence Award in Mixing webpage.

DeadlineJanuary 23, 2015
AdministratorsNorth American Mixing Forum (NAMF)
Nomination Instructions

Proposals should be submitted electronically in PDF format by January 23, 2013 to Minye Liu -

A signed original of the proposal, post marked by the deadline date, should be sent to: Minye Liu, NAMF President, DuPont Engineering Technology, Brandywine 8424, 1007 Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19898, USA.

The format of the application is open. Enough information should be given to enable a rigorous evaluation of the scientific merits and potential impact of the work.  The text is limited to 4,000 words including, introduction, proposed work, summary and future directions; plus a reasonable number of figures and references.

A title page, including a statement by an appropriate officer of the institute accepting the restrictions on the grant, and a two page vitae (NSF, NIH, NSERC equivalent) are additional.  A select group of finalists will be short-listed and interviewed during March 2013.  The successful applicant will be notified by April 01, 2013.  The decision of the referees will be final.  NAMF reserves the right not to award the grant if no application is judged sufficiently meritorious.

Award winners

  • Guiren Wang

  • James F. Gilchrist

  • Jeffrey Morris

  • Abraham Stroock

  • Johannes Khinast

  • Michael J. Solomon