Nanoscience Research Opportunity for Faculty-Student Teams
University of Nebraska MRSEC
January 22, 2018
Housing, Meal Plan, Travel Reimbursement, Other
Engineering and Technology: Nanotechnology, Physics: Condensed Matter, Physics: Materials
The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) invites applications from Faculty-Student Teamsfrom four-year colleges and universities to become engaged in research during the summer of 2018.
Funded by the National Science Foundation, the UNL MRSEC conducts state-of-the-art interdisciplinary experimental and theoretical research on Polarization and Spin Phenomena in Nanoferroic Structures, involving faculty and students from multiple STEM-oriented departments. Part of MRSEC’s mission is to provide research experiences and opportunities to faculty and students from high schools, colleges, and universities outside UNL. This is your opportunity to become involved in one of our research thrusts, including:
Functional magnetoelectric materials and interfaces
Polarization-enabled functional materials and properties
Low-dimensional molecular ferroelectrics
It is anticipated that the collaboration between UNL MRSEC and the Faculty-Student Team’s home institution will continue during the 2018-2019 academic year.
Professors will receive a summer stipend of $5,000/month for up to two months of full-time commitment, and each student will receive $500/week plus room and board for up to 10 weeks of commitment to their project. Up to 2 students per team can be supported.
Please visit our website at mrsec.unl.edu for a full listing of research projects, and contact the MRSEC Assistant Director for Education and Outreach Jocelyn Bosley (email@example.com) for instructions on how to apply for this opportunity.
Application deadline: March 1, 2018
About University of Nebraska MRSEC
The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) “Polarization and Spin Phenomena in Nanoferroic Structures” (P-SPINS) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is one of a nationwide network of MRSECs sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). NSF MRSECs are centers of excellence that support interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality.
The UNL MRSEC was established in 2002 to carry out collaborative research on new magnetic materials and structures at the nanometer scale, with the aim of developing fundamental understanding of their properties and related phenomena. Recent pioneering discoveries by the UNL MRSEC researchers have broadened the Center’s scope and positioned its investigators to build the sustainable potential for exploring new frontiers in materials and nanoscience well into the future. A particular emphasis is made on studies of new ferroic materials and structures aimed at developing the fundamental understanding of their properties and related phenomena important for information processing and storage, energy harvesting, and advanced electronics. P-SPINS relies on interdisciplinary collaborations, extensi...ve use of shared facilities, partnerships with national laboratories and international institutions and interactions with industrial companies to leverage the expected scientific innovations for potential technological advances.
As an integral part of the Center, P-SPINS offers interdisciplinary training for the next generation of materials scientists and engineers by providing regional four-year institutions experience and tools to improve their materials science programs and curricula, offering opportunities for middle- and high-school teachers and their students to learn about materials science, and by addressing pre-college segments of the educational pipeline via targeted outreach activities.
P-SPINS’s vision is to be an internationally recognized center of excellence for integrated research and education in nanoferroic materials. To fulfill this vision, P-SPINS brings together broad expertise in novel nanofabrication techniques, comprehensive physical and spectroscopic measurements, and advanced theory and modeling; supports active outreach programs and partnerships with industrial, academic, and educational organizations; and provides unique opportunities for education at all levels.