Early Career Investigator Awards

2022 ECIA Winners

Please join us in congratulating the San José State University Research Foundation (SJSURF) 2022 Early Career Investigator Award (ECIA) recipients – Assistant Professor Dahyun Oh in the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering and Assistant Professor Tammie Visintainer in the Connie L. Lurie College of Education and the College of Science.

This award recognizes tenure-track SJSU faculty who have excelled in areas of research, scholarship, and creative activity during their probationary period at SJSU. The two awardees will be honored at the upcoming 2023 Celebration of Research from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2023, in the Diaz Compean Student Union. Register here to attend.

Dahyun Oh and Tammie Visintainer Drs. Dahyun Oh (left) and Tammie Visintainer (right)

Dr. Dahyun Oh joined the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering as an assistant professor in 2017, where she has been directing the Energy Materials Laboratory and training more than 35 BS and MS students in the past five years. Her research has focused on the development of next-generation batteries, including solid-state electrolyte and aqueous electrolyte-based batteries for safer energy storage devices. She has received funding for her work from the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, CSUPERB, and LG Chem, for a total of $1.2M as Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI. Dr. Oh has published 15 articles, been a frequent reviewer of multiple respected and peer-reviewed journals and proposals, and delivered nearly a dozen presentations at international conferences. She is an Associate member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and served as a review editor/guest editor of journals.

Dr. Tammie Visintainer is an assistant professor of science education and has held a joint appointment in the Teacher Education Department, Connie L. Lurie College of Education, and the Science Education Program, College of Science, since 2017. Her research focuses on supporting teachers and students as climate justice action researchers and change agents in their school communities as well as transforming introductory undergraduate STEM courses to center asset-based, culturally-sustaining approaches to teaching and learning. Dr. Visintainer has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the California State University Chancellor’s Office, for a total of $2.3M as PI or co-PI. Dr. Visintainer published 10 articles, and delivered 25 presentations at multiple national and international conferences. She serves as an Advisory Board Member for an NSF Advances in Informal Science Learning project and is a founding Advisory Board Member for the Institute of Emancipatory Education. She is a member of the American Educational Research Association, the International Society of the Learning Sciences, and the National Association for Research in Science Teaching.

Past ECIA Winners

Congratulations to all of our previous recipients.