Chemistry, Engineering and Technology: Materials, Physics: Physics
The NSF-funded CEM REU program involves a wide range of research projects where students will learn to address scientific issues including:
Integrating materials synthesis and growth, characterization, novel probe development and theory
Modeling in order to enhance computation technology
Improving energy efficiency through discovery of new materials, novel phases of matter and innovative spin science.
Students will participate in professional development activities focusing on preparing for graduate school and research related careers. They will also participate in peer networking and social activities. Successful REU applicants will be paired with a faculty mentor from a core CEM department (Physics, Materials Science & Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Chemistry) and will perform experimental or computational research projects aligned with CEM focal areas.
About Ohio State University, Center for Emergent Materials
The Center for Emergent Materials, located at The Ohio State University, is one of a network of Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC) funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The MRSEC program funds teams of researchers from several different disciplines who work collaboratively on materials research in order to address fundamental problems in science and engineering. ...By working in teams, called Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRG), the researchers at CEM tackle scientific problems that are too large and complex for a scientist working alone to solve. There are two IRGs at the Center for Emergent Materials focused on researching the quantum mechanical phenomenon called “spin” in order to understand and engineer functional nanostructures.