ND Energy Materials Science and Engineering Fellowship



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The ND Energy Materials Science and Engineering Fellowship provides funding for one year to a graduate student engaged in the Materials Science and Engineering Doctoral Degree Program. The application process is administered by Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology (NDnano). 

Meet the ND Energy MSE Fellow

Hanfeng Zhang, graduate student in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, will focus his research on Materials Informatics of Liquidous Materals for Water Desalination Applications, in collaboration with faculty advisors Tengfei Luo, professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering; Edward Maginn, Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Engineering in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; and Brandon Ashfeld, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry.

About the PhD Program

Notre Dame offers an interdisciplinary doctoral degree in Materials Science and Engineering. This degree is open to both incoming and current students enrolled in one of the participating departments and programs listed below. Incoming students should follow the department’s admissions process, with details available at graduateschool.nd.edu. Current students should discuss pursuing this degree with their faculty advisor.

To successfully complete the Materials Science and Engineering degree, students will complete nine hours of materials science courses, a materials science-focused doctoral thesis, and their departmental degree requirements. Students who successfully complete this programming will earn, for example, a “Physics: Materials Science and Engineering" degree.

Competitive, one-year fellowships are available for Materials Science and Engineering students. ND Energy is pleased to provide funding for one of the fellowships in support of materials science and engineering at Notre Dame. 

The Notre Dame Materials Science and Engineering Doctoral Degree Program is supported by the College of EngineeringCollege of Science, and the following Notre Dame Research units: Advanced Diagnostics & TherapeuticsHarper Cancer Research InstituteCenter for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy), and Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology (NDnano). The degree program is administered by NDnano. 

For questions regarding the ND Energy Materials Science and Engineering Fellowship, contact Barbara Villarosa at 574-631-4776 or bvillaro@nd.edu.