Research Opportunities:  Nanotechnology And Nanoscale Devices

Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute

Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy

Hybrid Electronics and

Characterization Lab

Prof. Kim Michelle Lewis:

 Associate Head and Associate Professor of Physics

Industries, Private Foundations, and Small Business:  HECL welcomes collaborations.  Support our research efforts to advance fundamental research and engineering.  Contact us

Postdoctoral Opportunities:  Currently, there are no postdoctoral positions available.


Graduate Opportunities: Currently, there are no graduate research assistantships available.


Undergraduate Opportunities:   
New Orleans Louisiana Minority Opportunities via Educational Research in Science (NOLA MOVERS) NOLA MOVERS is a program established in 2008 by Prof. Lewis.  The program targets underrepresented undergraduate students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in New Orleans.  The program is designed to support and mentor underrepresented minority students continuing to pursue advance degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  The student selected works in Prof. Lewis’ lab for the summer.  Previous students who participated in the program were selected from Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO).  Currently, funding for this program is not available.  Please check back later.    

Undergraduate Education @ Rensselaer:  Mobilizing “Undeclared” Science Majors:  In 2009 an education and training program was established by Prof. Lewis.  The objective of the program is to mobilize “undeclared” science majors by involving students in interdisciplinary research activities during the semester.  Research activities are conducted in Prof. Lewis’ lab and students must commit to a one year research experience.  The long term goal of the program is to stimulate student interested to pursue an advanced degree in STEM.  Students in this program participate in weekly research group meetings and annual Undergraduate Research Symposium sponsored by Rensselaer’s Office of Undergraduate Education.  In Spring 2014 students won First Place in the applied Category in the Sixth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.  Applications for this program are typically due annual in early September.   Selection is based on funding, availability of research projects, and ability to attend weekly research group meetings.  Currently, funding for this program is not available.  Please check back later.    

Rensselaer’s Undergraduate Research Program (URP):  Students are often offered a research experience through URP during the Fall and Spring semesters.  For funding applications are typically due the third Friday of the Fall and Spring semesters.  For credit the applications are due the same days as the Registrar’s Add Course deadline.  There is no deadline for unpaid research experience.  Selection of students is based on experience, availability of research projects, and funding.  Students must commit to a one year research experience and be available for weekly research group meetings.  Summer URP is available and the deadline is due annually in early February.  Additional information can be found at the website of Rensselaer’s Office of Undergraduate Education.  **Rensselaer School of Science also offers Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships.  Applications are typically due annually in early February.  Additional information can be found at Rensselaer’s School of Science website.  


High School Opportunities:  Opportunities for high school students during the summer are available as unpaid internships.  Students are selected based on experience, availability of research projects, and funding.