Materials Science doctoral student wins Outstanding Student MBE Award in China

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in Announcements, Graduate Students, News, Research | 0 comments

Calli Campbell operates a Molecular Beam Epitaxy machine.

Calli Campbell operates a Molecular Beam Epitaxy machine.

Calli Campbell, a doctoral student studying materials science and engineering, won the Outstanding Student MBE Award for her oral presentation at the 20th International Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy in Shanghai, China. Out of 135 student presentations, Campbell earned one of the two Outstanding Student awards.

The conference is an international forum for sharing developments in the areas of molecular beam epitaxy research including techniques, new materials and devices. MBE is a method to deposit ultra-thin crystals used when creating nanotechnology and semiconductors, like solar cells or lasers.

Her presentation, “MBE growth and band-offset measurement of CdTe/InSb(002) heterovalent interface,” discussed using X-ray photoelectronic spectroscopy to look at the junction between MBE-grown crystalline compounds cadmium telluride and indium antimonide. This measurement technique offers a clearer picture of the relationship between the two materials. Together, the materials are used in items like solar cells, lasers and multi-color photodetectors.

On September 7, Campbell received the award for the quality of her research and presentation. She appreciates the support of her co-authors Xingye Wang and Robert Nemanich and her advisor Yong-Hang Zhang, under whom she is a graduate research assistant in electrical, computer and energy engineering.

“I am incredibly honored since this is a community full of people I learn from and look up to,” said Campbell.  “It is nice to know that our work at ASU is being well-received by the global MBE community.”

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Want to know your bone health? Join an ASU study today!

Posted by on Sep 24, 2018 in Graduate Students, Research, Students |

Sleep and bone study flier

Download the flier for more information.

Men and women ages 18-25 years are needed for the ASU Sleep and Bone study. All participants must be ASU students. The study is located in Downtown Phoenix campus in the Healthy Lifestyles Research Center.

You will be asked to participate in the study for seven to 10 days, have your blood drawn, fill out diet and health surveys and complete a DEXA bone scan. You will also be asked to wear a device that will monitor your daily movements and sleep for seven days.

If you complete the study, you will receive $ 20 CASH and DEXA bone scan results.

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Six ways to customize your experience at Fulton Schools this fall

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in Competitions, Customize your experience, Events, Features, Fulton Schools, Graduate Students, Incoming students, International Students, Opportunities, Organizations and Teams, Outreach, Research, Spirit and Traditions, Students, Transfer Students |

At the Fulton Schools, you have many opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom. Meet new friends, conduct research, find your inner entrepreneur, help your peers, introduce new generations to the joys of engineering and, above all, have fun! Here are six of ways to customize your experience.

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Apply for graduate research funding for Spring 2019 with MORE by October 11

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in Customize your experience, Faculty, Graduate Students, Research, Students |

The Master’s Opportunity in Research Engineering (MORE) is designed to enhance your engineering and technical graduate curriculum by providing hands-on lab experience, independent and thesis-based research. The MORE program operates during summer, fall and spring semesters.

Students in MORE develop an idea under the mentorship of a Fulton Schools faculty member, then apply for funding. Once accepted, they perform research, attend workshops, prepare research summaries, and participate in the research symposium.

Applications for Spring 2019 MORE are due by 12 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

Apply now!

Learn more by checking out the MORE website.

Save the date: Fall 2018 FURI Symposium, Friday, November 16, 2018

Questions? Contact Cortney Loui, coordinator, at furi@asu.edu.

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Apply for Spring 2019 FURI by October 11

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in Customize your experience, Faculty, Features, Research, Students |

Are you planning to apply for FURI for Spring 2019? Applications are due by noon on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

Apply now!

The Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative is an opportunity for students to work with Fulton Schools faculty members on research. You can pursue fields that have to do with your engineering major, you can work under a faculty member with a project that interests you or you can try a research field that is completely new and different. 

Save the date: Fall 2018 FURI Symposium, Friday, November 16, 2018

Questions? Contact Cortney Loui, coordinator, at furi@asu.edu or check out the FURI web site.

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Want to know more about NSF Graduate Research Fellowships?

Posted by on Sep 6, 2018 in Graduate Students, Opportunities, Research |

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program “recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.” NSF Fellows typically become globally engaged knowledge experts and leaders who contribute significantly to research, education, and innovations in science and engineering. Fellows are selected by a national competition from a pool of 12,000-16,000 applicants from across the United States and its territories. Success rates for NSF-GRFP applicants range from about 12.5-16.5 percent over the last five years.

The NSF-GRFP is a highly-sought-after and competitive award because of both the practical benefit and associated prestige of the award. Fellows receive three-years of funding within a five-year fellowship period in the form of an annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees. GRFP alums include 40 Nobel laureates, Google co-founder Sergey Brin, former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and many other notable leaders in STEM fields.

Learn more about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

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Whisner lab is looking for students to participate in an ASU research study!

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018 in Opportunities, Research, Students |

Men and women ages 18–25 years are needed for the Sleep and Bone study at ASU. All participants must be ASU students.

The study is located in Downtown Phoenix campus in the Healthy Lifestyles Research Center.

Students will be asked to participate in the study for 7–10 days. Students will be asked to have their blood drawn, fill out diet and health surveys and complete a DEXA bone scan. They will also be asked to wear a device that will monitor their daily movements and sleep for seven days.

Students will receive $ 20 CASH and DEXA bone scan results if they complete the study.

Please contact Whisner lab group at 480-666-7804 or whisnerlabasu@gmail.com for more information. 

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