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IFN Summer Internship 2016

09 May 2016
IFN Summer Internship 2016

Dear IFN Researchers: The Institute for Functional Nanomaterials (IFN) is accepting applications for Summer Doctoral Internships and Summer Undergraduate Internships exclusively in the area of Nanotechnology. Below is the information...

IFN Fellowship August 2015-July 2016

15 June 2015
IFN Fellowship August 2015-July 2016

2015-2016 Academic IFN Fellowship (Period August 2015-July 2016) Stipend: $27,600 annual ($2,300 monthly)Tuition: $2,500 annualTravel: $2,400 annual (students to present their research)Materials: $2,500 annual Application Requirements: Have a minimum 3.0...

2015 IFN Summer Internships

30 April 2015

2015 Graduate IFN Summer Internships (Period June 1 – July 31) Stipend: $2,300 monthly Application Requirements: Evidence of Ph.D. candidacy Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale Evidence of...

The First IFN Elevator Pitch Competition

07 April 2015
The First IFN Elevator Pitch Competition

Submit Your Video For the 1st IFN Elevator Pitch Competition. Present your research and yourself in a clear and concise manner Competition for students and postdocs Speech time: 2 minutes...

IFN Science-Art Contest

07 April 2015
IFN Science-Art Contest

“Art and science are two fields that value life, finding the unknown and experimental action. Undoubtedly the reflective look of the artists to the immediate reality has been tied to...

IFN Fellowship January-December 2015

20 November 2014
IFN Fellowship January-December 2015

2015 Academic IFN Fellowship (Period January-December 2015) Stipend $2,300 monthly Application Requirements: Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale Evidence of Ph.D. candidacy Evidence of satisfactory academic progress according...

IFN Fellowship Summer 2014

30 April 2014
IFN Fellowship Summer 2014

2014 Graduate IFN Summer Internships (Period June 2 – July 31) Stipend $2,300 monthly Application Requirements: Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale Evidence of Ph.D. candidacy Evidence of...

2nd Puerto Rico NSF/RII EPSCoR/IFN Annual Meeting

16 April 2009

The 2nd Annual Meeting for EPSCoR/ IFN will be held Thursday, April 16, 2009 at the Mayaguez Resort and Casino Hotel. This agenda is in PDF format. In order to...

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Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) of Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)

Argonne LogoThis partnership builds upon current research on the integration of Pt nanoparticles with ultra-nanocrystalline diamond for catalysis and fuel cells, and multiferroic materials for spintronics with the goal to develop testbeds and proof-of-concept projects. A Partner User Agreement will facilitate the continuous access by IFN scientists and students to resources, laboratories, and unique facilities such as the Advanced Photon Source to carry out cutting edge nanoscale materials characterization with high energy, high intensity photon beams. Fruitful interactions between principal investigators, postdocs, students and shared administrative support form the basis for collaborative projects. Teams of researchers will seek additional funding in common areas such as nanocatalysts, functional nanomaterials, nanomagnetics, nanoferroelectrics, and multi-functional nanostructures.


NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC)

NASA Glenn logoGRC facilities will support the IFN's proof-of-concept development, prototyping, and scaling-up experiments. In the Electrochemistry Branch, the facility for testing proof-of-concept development and scaling up of hydrogen fuel cells will provide a suitable testbed for the IFN nanostructured catalytic materials and electrodes to determine their actual potential as new technologically viable materials. In the Polymers Branch, potential research collaborations will involve polymers and aero gels developed for various applications at GRC as media or matrices to place the IFN functionalized dispersed nano particles. This will permit us to develop dispersed functional nano materials in innovative ways.


Northwestern University National Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NCLT)

NCLT logoCollaboration with the NSF-funded NCLT will enrich the human resources and educational component of the IFN, based on its expertise in inserting nanoscience education in the K-16 Figure 14. Membrane electrode assembly (anode/polymer electrolyte membrane/cathode). 18 educational continuum. The IFN will constitute a team of three faculty members representing the fields of Physics, Chemistry and Engineering in Nanoscience and technology to develop customized modular curricular components on IFN themes. The goal is to incorporate Nanoscience pivoted on core scientific concepts into the graduate and undergraduate curricula at IFN institutions. The IFN will in turn contribute to the NCLT clearinghouse to the benefit of other NCLT partners.


Purdue University: Birck Nanotechnology Center (BNC) and Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN)

NCN logoIFN scientists will work at BNC's state-of the-art clean room facilities to manufacture and characterize devices with potential industrial applications employing IFN Nanomaterials, such as Direct Energy Conversion with Nanostructures and Nanostructure-Enabled MEMS Devices. The IFN will also develop a Computational Nanotechnology Resource Center (CNaRC) by connecting our existing High Performance Computing facility (HPCf) to the NCN. The CNaRC will provide computational resources, training and technical assistance to researchers conducting computational nanotechnology studies or needing to develop mathematical models for their nano materials or fabrication processes.


University of Massachusetts Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing (CHM)

Center for Hierarchical ManufacturingIFN will combine its expertise in hard materials with that of UMass in soft materials to jointly develop joint research projects and testbeds and proof-of-concept projects. This collaborative will employ polymer-based lithographic techniques in which CHM has international leadership to fabricate electronic devices that use nano materials developed by the IFN. CHM's clean room and manufacturing facilities are particularly suited for this purpose. Through this partnership, IFN scientists will also gain access to CHM Industrial Partners and the National Nanotechnology Network and Clearinghouse to facilitate innovation and commercialization of products.