The CaSTL Diversity Research Fellowship (DReF) is a 10-week summer program for undergraduate students interested in conducting supervised research with a CaSTL Center faculty member at the University of Utah, University of Pittsburgh, Penn State University, Northwestern University, or University of California Irvine.
Program Goals: To encourage outstanding students from underrepresented groups to
DReF will provide a hands-on scientific research opportunity in one of the CaSTL faculty laboratories in which students will be trained in research methods, data analysis, and written/oral communication of their results. Students will also attend career development and preparation for graduate school workshops.
A stipend of $3500, housing allowance up to $2000, reimbursement for out of town travel costs up to $500, and a travel award to attend a regional or national research conference to present successful CaSTL summer research projects will be offered.
Learn more about our first co-hort here.
Application can be found here. Deadline to receive all materials is January 6, 2017.
Women, underrepresented minorities, military veterans, first generation college students, and students at colleges or universities with limited research opportunities are strongly encouraged to apply.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, age, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Additional info about each lab can be found on the Team page. For 2017, UC Irvine will not be accepting summer students.
University of Utah
University of Pittsburgh
Penn State University
Northwestern University - Joint Lab
University of California Irvine
Submit the completed online application including the following:
First and second lab choices
Complete the reference information and confirm receipt of two letters of recommendation
Provide a copy of your unofficial college transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
ALL materials must be received prior to the January 6, 2017 deadline to be considered.
Contact Dr. Danielle Watt at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The CaSTL Center University of California, Irvine (UCI) - Albany State University (ASU) Pathways Program (CaSTL UCI-ASU Pathways) is an 8-week summer program for ASU undergraduate students interested in conducting supervised research with a UCI faculty mentor who is a member of CaSTL. The goals of the program are to encourage outstanding students that attend a Historically Black College and University (1) to pursue STEM careers related to physical chemistry and (2) to encourage students to apply to the physical chemistry graduate program at UCI.
CaSTL UCI-ASU Pathways will provide a hands-on scientific research opportunity in one of the UCI CaSTL faculty laboratories in which students will be trained in research methods, data analysis, and written/oral communication of their results. Students will also attend career development and preparation for graduate school workshops.
A stipend of $3500, housing, reimbursement for out of town travel costs up to $600, and a travel award to attend a regional or national research conference to present successful CaSTL summer research projects will be offered. This program is funded by a grant awarded from the University of California, Office of the President UC-HBCU Initiative.
Lab Choices. Additional info about each lab can be found on the Team page.
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) in the Division of Undergraduate Education at the University of California Irvine (UCI) encourages and facilitates research activities by UCI undergraduates from all schools and academic disciplines. There are several research opportunities available in the following CaSTL Center research labs at UCI http://www.urop.uci.edu/opportunities.html.
If selected as a UROP Fellow, students will be provided a faculty mentored research experience, assistance with research proposal writing, developing research plans through project management skills, and developing scientific presentation skills by participating in the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium. Furthermore, students may be provided with a $3000 stipend to continue research in a CaSTL Center lab during the summer.
Requirements for Summer Stipend
Contact Dr. Danielle Watt at email@example.com for more information.
The project focuses on ultrathin 2D semiconductors that are of interest for application in field-effect transistors, light-emitting diodes, solar cells, photodetectors, lasers and sensors.
You will carry out spectroscopy on excitons and charge carriers in 2D nanosheets and superlattices of e.g. lead chalcogenides (PbX with X=S, Se or Te) and cadmium chalcogenides (CdX). These materials cover a wide range of dielectric constants, band gaps, and effective masses of electrons and holes. Variation of material composition and nanogeometry allows one to exploit effects of quantum confinement and to realize unusual optoelectronic properties. For instance, the electronic band structure for a honeycomb geometry exhibits a linear increase of the kinetic energy with wave vector instead of the classic quadratic increase, giving rise to highly mobile, massless Dirac carriers as in graphene.
You will study the formation, mobility and decay kinetics of excitons and charge carriers with femtosecond and nanosecond pump-probe laser techniques with optical and terahertz/microwave conductivity detection. You investigate interactions between excitons at higher density and possible formation of an electron-hole plasma. At low temperature excitons may form a Bose-Einstein condensate and at higher density a crossover to electron-hole Cooper pairs can occur. You will study the formation and properties of these many-body phases in relation to the composition and nanogeometry of the materials.
You carry out experiments in the laboratory of prof. Laurens Siebbeles (http://www.tnw.tudelft.nl/en/about-faculty/departments/chemical-engineering/research/opto-electronic-materials/) at TU Delft in The Netherlands. The project is sponsored via a TOP grant from The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and will be conducted in collaboration with a PhD student performing synthesis with prof. Daniel Vanmaekelbergh (http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~vanma101/) and a PhD student on theory with prof. Henk Stoof (http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~stoof101/) at Utrecht University.
TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package and offers a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your skills. Please visit www.phd.tudelft.nl for more information. As PhD student you will be given a contract for four years with a monthly salary in the range €2191 to €2801 (excluding holiday allowance ~8%), while as a postdoc the contract is for three years with a salary depending on experience.
Please e-mail your letter of application, CV and recommendation letters to L.D.A.Siebbeles@tudelft.nl.
We are now accepting applications for a postdoctoral appointment in the group of Professor Apkarian under a Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship. Eligible candidates must hold a German citizenship or have spent the last five years in Germany.
For more information, see this webpage www.humboldt-foundation.de/lynen
Please send your application to Erika Metz at firstname.lastname@example.org