Applications due: March 15, 2021
Start date: June 1, 2021
End date: August 6, 2021
The Mississippi State University Chemical Engineering Department seeks applicants for an interdisciplinary NSF-supported summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Students who have completed their freshman year of college and who have not yet graduated can participate Summer Research Program activities in Optoelectronic Materials. The selected students work on a research project under the direction of a faculty mentor in the Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. The students will have the opportunities to participate in professional development, social and outreach activities. Student participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, a housing and meal plan for ten weeks, and travel assistance.
Research on optoelectronic materials is increasingly growing as this research will allow to harvest energy from light with different wavelengths. However, many challenges need to be overcome, including developing synthetic routes to obtain new materials, processing of these materials for real life applications, and elucidating the theoretical underpinning that allows one to optimize the properties of these materials. Towards these goals students will have the opportunity to work in the research projects related to the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, self-assembly and mechanical properties of soft materials, molecular modeling, molecular dynamics simulations, computational quantum chemistry.