Undergraduate research at the Naval Research Laboratory
There are several opportunities for a paid, 1-year internship at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC. The internships will start in January 2011 and end in December 2011 (actual start and end dates are negotiable with NRL). Students participating in this program will register for a zero unit course (06-250) through the Chemical Engineering PISCES program to maintain their full-time student status during the internship.
Internships at the Naval Research Laboratory
Eligibility: sophomores, juniors and seniors in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. You must be a student during the internship. You are not eligible if you have graduated before the start date. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Electrochemistry experience highly desired, but not essential.
· Ruthenia nanoshells
o This project will investigate the synthesis of ruthenium oxide on porous supports for electrochemical applications. You will learn about synthesis, physical characterization, microscopy and lots of electrochemistry.
· adsorption on a class of molded carbon nanofibers and tubes
o This project will investigate a new class of porous carbon materials for adsorption of gases. The project involves good classic chemical engineering, surface science, physical chemistry, microscopy and even reactor design.
· ion-conducting polymers for fuel cell applications
o polymer synthesis
Interested students discuss this with their adviser to determine the impact it will have on your curriculum, and the suitability of this opportunity for your professional goals.
To apply, students should send their 1-2 page resume (with a QPA on it), and a short (up to 1 page) statement of your interest in doing a research internship at NRL to Deborah Rolison (email@example.com) by November 15, 2010. She will select up to three qualified students for the internships.
Questions? Contact Professor Kitchin (firstname.lastname@example.org).