[20130315] Malcolm F. Nicol Graduate Scholarship in High Pressure Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

In honor of Malcolm F. Nicol’s outstanding contributions to high pressure science, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas announces the establishment of the Malcolm F. Nicol Graduate Scholarships in high pressure science, at UNLV’s High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (HiPSEC, a DOE/NNSA Center of Excellence).  The scholarships will be awarded to highly competitive graduate students who are in pursuing a PhD in high pressure research in the areas of physics, geoscience, chemistry, and materials science.  The MFN fellowships carry a stipend of $30,000/year as well as full tuition and fees.

HiPSEC is an interdisciplinary research center composed of faculty, research staff, postdoctoral fellows and students from departments within the UNLV College of Sciences.  HiPSEC enjoys dedicated synchrotron beam time at sector 16 of the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Lab.  Experimental capabilities include shock wave, diamond anvil cell, large volume apparatus and hydrothermal bombs as well as a computational cluster with access to super computing facilities. Interested students are encouraged to contact HiPSEC faculty ( http://hipsec.unlv.edu/people ) to discuss potential PhD research projects.  

Eligible students must be legal US residents who have applied for admission to the UNLV Physics, Geoscience or Chemistry PhD programs.  Application materials are available at: http://hipsec.unlv.edu/opportunities/mfn-scholarship

Applications will be processed starting March 15th 2013, but early submissions are encouraged.

For more information please contact Ms. Cara Loomis
High Pressure Science and Engineering Center
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Box 454002,
4505 Maryland Parkway,
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4002
+1 (702) 895-1593