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Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials

Interns will work on developing a radically different approach to the synthesis of nanostructured materials. We design materials for energy applications (e.g., wear resistance, light harvesting) from nanoscale building blocks, which we self-assemble and consolidate to form an extended solid. In essence, the interns will learn to use nanoscale “LEGO” to create solid state materials that solve problems in energy applications or answer fundamental questions in materials science.

Program Mentor: Tom Sizmur, postdoc research associate, Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University

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