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Jared Strait receives National Research Council Fellowship

Friday, April 17, 2015

Jared Strait, ECE Ph.D. ‘15 has received a two-year postdoctoral fellowship from the National Research Council's Research Associateship Program to work in the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD. There he will be developing new measurement techniques using ultrafast lasers to investigate the properties of novel electronic and optical materials.

During his Ph.D. work he used terahertz and ultrafast spectroscopy to study the conductivity and electron dynamics of low-dimensional materials, including graphene, molybdenum disulfide, and germanium nanowires.

The National Research Council has conducted the Research Associateship Programs in cooperation with sponsoring federal laboratories and other research organizations approved for participation since 1954.  Through a national competition, the NRC recommends and makes Research Associateship awards to outstanding scientists and engineers, at the postdoctoral and senior levels, for tenure as guest researchers at the participating laboratories.  A limited number of opportunities are available for support of graduate students in select fields.

The Research Associateship Programs provide postdoctoral and senior scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability opportunities for research on problems, largely of their own choice that are compatible with the interests of the sponsoring laboratories and thereby, contribute to the overall efforts of the laboratories.  For recent doctoral graduates, the Research Associateship Programs provide an opportunity for concentrated research in association with selected members of the permanent professional laboratory staff.  

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