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Undergraduate Research in Nanoparticle Surface Chemistry

Faculty Mentor: Scott Anderson
Title: Distinguished Professor
College: Science
School / Department: Chemistry
Phone: (801) 585-7289

Project description

I have three projects: 1. Mass spectrometry and optical properties of single trapped nanoparticles (Develop new analytical methods for nanoparticles) 2. Catalysis and electrocatalysis by size-selected nanoclusters (Understand size effects on supported catalysts) 3. Synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles with controlled surface properties. (Surface chemistry controls particle production, solubility, and stability)

Student Role: Work with graduate student to learn the techniques. Independent research for undergrads with sufficient time/skills
Student Benefits: Learn a variety of instrumentation and methods that are applicable to all kinds of experiments. Good background for future graduate study in Physical or Analytical chemistry
Project Duration: Minimum of 8 hours/week for one semester. Prefer students who can commit to two semesters.
Opportunity Type: Volunteer; Earn independent study credit; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis
Opportunity Location Type: In Person
Is this a paid opportunity: No
Minimum Requirements: Chem 3060/3070. Some physics courses. Mostly, need to be comfortable working with complex instrumentation.