By Deborah Silliman/College of Engineering
Yongcan Cao, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been appointed in the 2016 Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program at AFRL-Munitions. The SFFP offers fellowships to university faulty to conduct research at one of the Air Force research facilities in the summer.
“I feel honored and excited to be selected for this fellowship,” said Cao. “This is an excellent opportunity to learn what the Air Force is planning to do in the future and showcase sampled research activities at UTSA.”
The objectives of the Summer Faculty Fellowship Program are to stimulate professional relationships among SFFP fellows and the scientists and engineers in AFRL Technical Directorates and other Air Force research facilities; elevate the awareness in the U.S. academic community of Air Force research needs and foster continued research at SFFP fellows’ institutions; and provide the faculty opportunities to perform high-quality research at AFRL Technical Directorates and other Air Force research facilities.
“Dr. Cao is a well-known researcher in the field of autonomous vehicles,” said Chunjiang Qian, professor and interim department chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. “This USAF summer faculty fellowship provides excellent opportunities for him to strengthen collaborations with the scientists at AFRL facilities and advance his research on the topics critical to the Air Force missions.”
SFFP fellows conduct research in collaboration with Air Force researchers for a continuous summer period of eight to twelve weeks at the Technical Directorates of the Air Force Research Laboratory, the US Air Force Academy, or the Air Force Institute of Technology.