Faculty and Student Team Research Award at ChemMatCARS (FaSTRAC)

NSF’s ChemMatCARS at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) of Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) is sponsoring summer research experiences for faculty and students from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Alaska Native-Serving Institutions and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNHSIs) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs). The purpose of our program is to provide MSI faculty members and their research students with hands-on experience and one-on-one training, thereby increasing their use of NSF’s ChemMatCARS facility and establishing long-term collaborations between scientists in MSIs and NSF’s ChemMatCARS.

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Paola Léon-Plata

León-Plata is taking her turn at gaining exposure to other projects in Liu’s lab, learning the techniques her labmate Pham is using: reflectivity and grazing incidence X-ray diffraction. León-Plata came to Chicago with a bachelor’s in chemical engineering from...

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Tiep Pham

Pham is in her fifth year of doctoral studies, following undergraduate studies in chemical engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. She has been developing nanoparticle formulations to target drug delivery and sustain drug release. She adapted the...

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Ying Liu

Liu leads a research group focused on nanotechnologies and biomaterials for biomedical applications within the Chemical Engineering Department at UIC. The liu group preciously applied X-ray scattering to understand the self-assembly kinetics of the nanoparticles....

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