A big congratulations goes out to undergraduate researcher Savanna Dautle – a rising chemical engineering junior - who obtained a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer position at the University of Minnesota. Savanna has worked in the SMRL for the past year and is getting her B.S. in chemical engineering.
Savanna will spend the summer (June 4 – August 12, 2017) at the University of Minnesota as a part of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center’s REU program. While there, she will study silicon semiconductor nanocrystals (quantum dots) and focus her research on exciton diffusion in these particles. Under the guidance of her faculty advisor, Prof. Uwe Kortshagen, and graduate student advisor, Zack Robinson, she will work to better understand and model the behavior of these excitons in both individual and fused quantum dots.