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Research Triangle – Research Experience for Undergraduates (RT-REU) on Hybrid Perovskite Materials


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Description:
The RTNN hosts a collaborative REU site that leverages the strength of collaborative research on hybrid materials, specifically hybrid perovskites, together with the integrated nanotechnology tools of the RTNN to provide a state-of-the-art research experience on a timely research topic that has direct and tangible technological applications (e.g. solar cells, lighting, lasers). Each year, twelve students conduct research in faculty labs across the three RTNN institutions: the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and Duke University. The project is led by Professors Jim Cahoon (UNC), David Mitzi (Duke), and Aram Amassian (NC State).

Hybrid perovskites are exciting materials that enable state-of-the-art technology for solar cells, lighting, lasers and more. We are seeking undergraduate applicants to experience novel research on this topic during the summer under the guidance of renowned faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State University, and Duke University. Participating faculty span the departments of Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, and Applied Science.

•~12 students will be supported for 10 weeks –starting late May through July.

•Students will experience hands-on contemporary research topics on hybrid organic-inorganic materials including synthesis and processing, modeling and characterization, and device fabrication and testing.

•Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and be a US Citizen or permanent resident.

To strengthen inter-institutional relationships, each student partners with a peer working on a complementary project at a different RTNN university. Team-building, professional development, and social activities are interwoven into the program schedule.

There are three objectives for this REU program: (1) To provide a hands-on research experience in hybrid perovskite materials that reinforces student knowledge of cutting-edge characterization techniques and analytical tools that can be used to evaluate the nanoscopic structure of hybrid perovskite systems; (2) to foster student interest in pursuing a career in STEM fields, especially those from underrepresented groups; and (3) to develop communication and networking skills in each of the participants.


Application Deadline: 2/18/2022
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Program Dates: 5/23/2022 - 7/31/2022

Participating Institution(s):
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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Lead)
Duke University
North Carolina State University

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Chemistry
Materials Science & Engineering
Nanotechnology
Physics
STEM Fields

Keywords:
Applied Physics
Energy
Materials Chemistry
Molecular Chemistry
Molecular Engineering
Multiscale Engineering
Nanocharacterization
Nanomaterials Science & Engineering
Nanostructural Materials
Solar Energy

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


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