New Material Systems for nanoscale Laser-Based 3D Printing - Chemistry

Our group uses a type of laser-based nanoscale 3D printing called multiphoton lithography (MPL) to create functional nano and micro-scale devices. New material systems are needed for MPL to eble engineers to create components and devices that are faithful replicas of the design and which have the required mechanical, optical, electrical, and thermal properties. We would like an undergraduate to join our team who can help us identify and improve material systems for improved MPL, so the method can be more widely applied to make devices for optics and photonics, medicine, engineering, and many other applications.

Project Dates

Start Date: 1/8/2024 - End Date: 4/28/2024

Students Needed

Type of Project


Student Responsibilities

The undergraduate student will work alongside a graduate student to conduct a literature search to identify candidate material systems. The most promising material systems will then be formulated and tested in the lab using MPL to assess their performance and directions for further improvement.

Time Commitment

10 hrs/week hour(s)

Student Requirements

Entry level students are eligible. This project is *highly* interdisciplinary and involves chemistry, materials science, and engineering. Students from any of these or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Interested in Working With the Following Programs

For EXCEL URE Students Only

Additional Notes

We will happily support outstanding students who are interested in applying for research fellowships offered through the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Position Overview

  • Date Posted: 10-19-2016
  • Location:
    • Orlando (Main Campus)
  • Paid: Maybe