Dr. Ashutosh Giri, Dr. Rehan Kapadia and Dr. Tanushree Mitra received the 2021 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Awards among 38 recipients. They were the three Indian Americans to receive the award among 38 recipients. The recipients are awarded $20 million to support their research that benefits the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
The Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program is a popular award program for young minds, encouraging academic achievement. The academy received more than 260 applications.