March 12, 2012

Ryan wins a Mary Gates Research Scholarship

Ryan McMorris, an undergraduate researcher in the Li group, won a very competitive Mary Gates Research Scholarship. The scholarship is “intended to enhance the educational experiences of undergraduate students at the University of Washington while they are engaged in research guided by faculty.” The scholarship provides students with financial support of $4000 over two quarters. Ryan will use this funding to continue his work of modeling the electronic structure properties of core/shell CdSe/CdS quantum dots to gain insight into the optical properties of the materials for potential use in photovoltaic devices.