Di Fang Receives ORAU’s Junior Faculty Award

Di Fang standing in front of white board of equations
Fang joined Duke’s faculty in 2023. (Photo courtesy of Di Fang)

Di Fang, assistant professor of Mathematics, was granted a 2024 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Awards by the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAUS).

Fang, whose research focuses on the theory of quantum computing, numerical analysis for quantum algorithms and classical algorithms for quantum simulation, joined the Duke Department of Mathematics in 2023.

The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards are one-year grants that provide seed money for junior faculty members and often result in additional funding from other sources. ORAU provides \$5,000, and the applicant’s institution is required to match the award with at least an additional $5,000.

The award aims to enrich the research skills and professional growth of young faculty members at ORAU member institutions. Fang is one of 37 awardees from a pool of over 170 applicants from 95 institutions. Eligible applicants must be junior faculty within two years of obtaining tenure.