Engineering Outstanding Faculty Award Presented to Prof. Laura Fabris

Dr. Fabris was recently awarded the Engineering Outstanding Faculty Award, for her outstanding contributions to 
her field, for her excellence in teaching and mentoring her students, and for her service within the university and 
her profession.  
Laura Fabris arrived at Rutgers in 2009, specializing in plasmonic nanoparticles with an emphasis on gold, silver, 
and aluminum. Dr. Fabris is part of a multidisciplinary team of virologists, evolutionary biologists, mathematicians, and materials scientists joining
forces across the country to design therapeutic interfering particles (TIPS) as part of the $5.2 million INTERfering and CO-Evolving Prevention and Therapy
(INTERCEPT) program.  Dr. Fabris and her team will soon receive a grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to monitor mutations in the 
influenza using gold nanoparticles with unprecedented sensivity. She has written over 30 articles and has received dozens of invitations to share her research around the world. 
We are lucky to have her as part of the MSE community.  Congratulations, Laura!!