Department of Chemistry Graduate Student Services News

April 8, 2011

Alina Schimpf awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Alina Schimpf, who has been awarded a 2011 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship to support her Ph.D. work in our department! Alina is a second year graduate student working with Professor Daniel Gamelin on the topic of magnetic semiconductor quantum dots. Her research involves the development of methods to generate, manipulate, and read spins in semiconductor nanostructures for potential spin-electronics or spin-photonics applications. This is a highly interdisciplinary research topic, involving many things from materials synthesis to magneto-optics and time-resolved EPR spectroscopy. Previously, Alina was an undergraduate at Boise State University, where she majored in Chemistry and Mathematics, and minored in Physics.