If you are an undergraduate student at Purdue, you need to have
a broad range of interests plus some formal training which might
include courses in physics, chemistry and biology. You also
need to have an interest in instrumentation and must be willing
to learn how instruments work. If you are looking for a research
project, we encourage you to come and speak with a member in
the group. As a helpful guide and overall introduction to nanoscale
research at the undergraduate level, we have asked Laetitia
Soukiassian, an undergraduate at Purdue, to conduct a literature
search and select only a few articles in nanophysics-related
areas that she found most interesting and useful.
Click here to see her report.
If you want to do graduate work in the nanoscale area, you must
first apply for acceptance to a particular academic department
at Purdue University. I receive many requests from many students
asking me to forward their application to a department within
the University. I'm sorry, but I can't write any letters to
any committee at Purdue that will make your application more
acceptable. After you have been accepted, please feel free to
talk with any member of our group. We are especially interested
in graduate students who (i) have a strong instumentation background,
(ii) enjoy working with students from other disciplines, (iii)
are good communicators (both in spoken AND written English),
and (iv) are willing to work hard. We have on-going projets
in the area of molecular wires, self-assembly, nanoscale clusters,
nanotubes and bio-inspired nano-electronics.
If you are looking for a post-doctoral position, I'm sorry but
I have no funding for such a position at this point in time.
We always have proposals pending, so in the future, this situation
If you are looking for a visiting professor or visiting scholar
position, we welcome your interest in this area of research.
Unfortunately, we have no funds to support your stay at Purdue,
so you must come with funding in hand.