The program is funded by a cooperative agreement between the NIST PML (Physical Measurement Laboratory) and UMD's IREAP, and supports research projects within various nanoscience measurement topics.
Fellows publish and present at professional conferences while receiving personalized professional development mentorship as part of the program. Alumni have gone on to positions in academia, government labs, and industry.
The program has existed since 2006, starting under the leadership of Ellen Williams, and has served 170 fellows to date.
Roxanne is the program's Business Coordinator, leading all aspects related to fellow appointments, purchases, travel, and VISA matters.
She and Daniel S. lead the program's diversity and visibility initiatives.
Dan is the program's Principal Investigator, supervising the entire program and providing professional development mentoring.
Daniel is the program's Scientific Coordinator, ensuring that fellows have what they need to perform their research. He leads professional development initiatives, including one-on-one mentoring and a seminar/workshop series. Daniel works with each fellow individually to ensure they align their activities with their future career goals.
He and Roxanne lead the program's equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Microsystems and Nanotechnology Division
Check out the Microsystems and Nanotechnology group and project leaders (possible mentors) for each of the topics. Find out more about the division on their site.
Nanoscale Device Characterization Division
Check out the Nanoscale Device Characterization group and project leaders (possible mentors) for each of the listed topics. Find out more about the division on their site.