Massachusetts Center for Autonomous Materials Physics (MassCAMP)

Title 
Massachusetts Center for Autonomous Materials Physics (MassCAMP)
Institution 
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Institution Type 
Research university
City 
Amherst
State 
MA
Field 
Physics, Condensed matter physics, soft-matter physics, biological materials, quantum matter
Start Date 
6/4/18
End Date 
8/10/18
Stipend 
$5000
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
2/18/18
Description 
MassCAMP seeks to train scientists to develop fundamental science for a critical future technology: autonomous materials that will sense their environment, reconfigure their shape and function, and interact collectively to solve global challenges in building construction, exploration, oil-spill remediation, or energy harvesting. Inspired by natural systems that have these remarkable qualities, we seek to learn how we can incorporate the ability to sense and respond into the basic building blocks of materials. Our students will be trained in soft matter, biological physics, and quantum materials and a variety of techniques in experiment and theory. The University of Massachusetts has a highly collaborative group of faculty in these areas and we welcome new students to our team.
Qualifications 
As required by the NSF REU program, students must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.
Contact 
Anthony Dinsmore and Brittany Bonenfant
URL 
https://blogs.umass.edu/masscamp-REU/
Email 
masscamp-reu@umass.edu
Number of Participants 
12
Housing Provided 
yes
Housing Cost 
Living space and some childcare support are provided, but not food.
Subsistence Provided 
no