John Hart has been selected to receive a 2012 Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award from the Office of Naval Research, for proposed research “Fundamental Mechanics of Assemblies and Joints of Continuous Long Carbon Nanotubes”. Hart is one of 26 winners selected nationwide from more than 350 candidates across all disciplines, and one of 3 winners from the University of Michigan (the most among all 19 institutions awarded!). According to the official press release, which quotes Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, “The Young Investigator Program rewards these emerging leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.” The complete list of the 2012 YIP winners can be found at HERE, and the press release is at