The Nebraska MRSEC Professor/Student Pairs Program brings in professor/student pairs from non-research intensive four-year institutions to conduct research with Nebraska MRSEC scientists. The goal is to provide a research experience which benefits both the participants and the MRSEC projects. For the professor, this program provides an opportunity to conduct new research, access to facilities typically unavailable at their home institution, and make strong and lasting connections with MRSEC researchers. For the student, this program provides an opportunity to conduct world-class research and exposure to new and different expertise and capabilities. For the MRSEC scientist, this program provides collaborative and mentoring opportunities. Ideally, the professor/student pairs continue to expand on MRSEC-related research at their home institutions, thus further building their relationship.
In summer 2011, within this program, Professor Khalid Eid and undergraduate Taylor Reid from Miami University (Oxford, OH) worked with Nebraska MRSEC researcher, Andrei Sokolov, to characterize the interface between a ferromagnetic semiconductor and different ferromagnetic metals. This research may shed light into the understanding of the magnetic and electronic properties of these interfaces which are important for creating novel electronic devices with enhanced functionalities.
Prof. Khalid Eid (back left) and Student Taylor Reid (right) from Miami University (Oxford, OH).