Dr. Cabana-Jimenez is seeking undergraduate research assistants in his Chemistry lab.
About his research:
View his URE Profile: http://tigger.uic.edu/htbin/codewrap/bin/orgs/ura/cgi-bin/browse_dept.php?prof=jcabana&dept=Chemistry
More about the project: The research in my group is in the broad field of inorganic and physical chemistry of materials, especially in view of their redox and transport properties. Our current emphasis is on problems in energy storage, with the goal to contribute to future generations of batteries. The project that I have in mind involves the synthesis of solids with the ability to conduct Li ions fast, while being electronic insulators. This behavior would make them suitable electrolytes for batteries based on non-flammable components, or as conducting membranes in batteries where different, yet separate liquid solutions are required. The student will get hands-on training on the synthesis of inorganic solids by ceramic routes, as well as the determination of purity and structure using X-ray diffraction. He/she will also measure the electrical properties using setups in my lab, and potentially evaluate electrochemical stability in a simplified battery prototype.
About the positions:
He is looking for one of each of the following:
- an intern for the summer, preferably full time (35-40 h/week). A stipend would be available.
- students interested in spending some hours in the lab (8 h/week is the minimum I set above) during the semester, starting in the Fall. I envision this as an Honors activity, so there is no stipend associated with this activity.
Apply: Any interested students should send their resume and a statement of interests directly to Dr. Cabana-Jimenez at firstname.lastname@example.org.