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The MINT Center, University of Alabama, REU

Primary Institution: The MINT Center
Affiliation: University of Alabama
City: Tuscaloosa
State: AL
Job Duration: 10 Weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Sophomore Year
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Condensed Matter: Structure and Mechanical/Thermal Properties
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure and Electromagnetic/Optical Properties
Elementary Particles and Fields
Fluid Dynamics and Gases
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Other Engineering
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Magnetics, Nanoparticles, Thin Films
Sponsored by:
National Science Foundation
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
The University of Alabama
Students (Sophomore, Junior, Senior) with strong backgrounds in
Chemistry, Physics, or Engineering are invited to apply for the 2006
Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Materials Science and
Engineering, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, at The
University of Alabama. For the ten-week program (June 4-August 12),
participants will be provided a $3500 stipend plus housing. Successful
applicants will be able to work with outstanding faculty, graduate
students, and undergraduates in an interdisciplinary research environment.
Students will gain familiarity with the most recent research
techniques and equipment, including considerable hands-on experience,
and will be exposed to the importance of transferring research
to industrial application.
Typical research topics include:
• Animated 3D Visualization of Switching in Magnetic Memory Devices
• Fabrication of Layered Magnetic Materials for Spintronics by
Magnetron Sputtering
• Charge Storage in Molecular Organic Films
• Magnetic Properties of Chemically Synthesized FePt Nanoparticles
• First-Principles Calculations of Properties of Materials Useful for Information
• Atom Probe Tomography of Magnetic Nanostructures
• Spin Dependent Transport in Organic Spin Valves
• Formation of Nanowire Arrays by Block Co-polymers
• Magnetic Particles for Biomedical and Defense Applications
• Templating of Nanowires by Mesoporous Silica
• Search for New High Moment Magnetic Materials
• Self-Assembled L10 FePt Nanoparticles as Granular Magnetic Recording Media
• The Search for Particle Ordering in Magnetic Dispersions
• Half-metallic Ferromagnets: Growth and Characterization of CrO2 Films
Applications for the 2006 Summer Undergraduate Research Program are available
in the MINT Center, Room 205 Bevill Research Bldg.; via telephone: 205-348-2507;
or can be downloaded as a .pdf file from the MINT website: under
REU 2006. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2006. Completed applications
received by this date will be given preference. Mail or fax printed applications
Dr. Martin Bakker, Education Coordinator
The University of Alabama, MINT Center
P.O. Box 870209
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0209
Fax: 205-348-2346
The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action
2005 REU Participants
Hunter Sims, REU participant, presenting his
paper at international MMM Conference
Valentina Davis, REU participant,
working in the lab.
Stipend: $3,500
Benefits: Housing
Application Deadline: 03/01/2006
Job Website:

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Dr. Martin Bakker
201 7th Ave, 205 Bevill
Box 870209
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0209
Phone: 205-348-2507
Fax: 205-3482346
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