Summer Exchange Opportunity

New Research Exchange Opportunity: Summer 2020

UTM Chemistry & Physics Students on Research Exchange Studies to Imperial College, London, UK


Information session on Thursday, January 30 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm in MN 2150

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  03 February 2020

Purpose: Research Exchange Studies

The experience of a research exchange visit is invaluable and gives students much more than a normal course can. This student exchange opportunity will have Chemistry and Physics students conducting research at Imperial College in London, UK for 8 weeks in the summer term. Imperial College is, together with Cambridge and Oxford, among the top three universities in the UK. The research performed at Imperial College will be credited to the student once they return to UTM as either CHM399Y5 or PHY399Y5, depending on the nature of the research.

CHM399Y5: This course provides third-year undergraduate students (after completion of 8.0 credits) who have developed some knowledge of Chemistry and its research methods, an opportunity to work in the research project of a professor in return for course credit. Students enrolled have the opportunity to become involved in original research, enhance their research skills and share in the excitement of acquiring new knowledge and in the discovery process of science. This course does not count as one of the requirements in the Chemistry Minor program.

PHY399Y5: This course provides third-year undergraduate students (after completion of at least 8 to 10 credits) who have developed some knowledge of Physics and its research methods, an opportunity to work in the research project of a professor in return for course credit. Students enrolled have the opportunity to become involved in original research, enhance their research skills and share in the excitement of acquiring new knowledge and in the discovery process of science.

Following Imperial College webpages will give an overview of research themes in each department:

Physicshttps://www.imperial.ac.uk/physics/research/themes/ 

Chemistryhttps://www.imperial.ac.uk/chemistry/research/research-themes/

Chemistry Contacts at Imperial college:

Fernando Bresme

f.bresme@imperial.ac.uk

Computational Chemistry

Maxie Roessler

m.roessler@imperial.ac.uk

EPR spectroscopy; biophysics; bioinorganic chemistry; electrochemistry

Tom Welton

t.welton@imperial.ac.uk

Ionic liquids for biomass processing and ionic liquids for the recycling of plastics and textiles

Eligibility

Students are eligible to apply if all of the following applies:

  1. Must be enrolled in one of the following programs: Chemistry Major, Chemistry Specialist, Biological Chemistry Specialist, Physics Major, or Biomedical Physics Specialist.
  2. Must have completed the third year of a program from the list above. Note that students must apply in the winter term of the third year of their program.
  3. Must have a minimum CGPA of 3.5.

For questions and advising, please consult Professor Ulrich Fekl (Chemistry) or Professor Claudiu Gradinaru (Physics).

Application Procedure/Documents Required:

All of the following must be submitted to CPS Academic Counsellor’s office DV4061 or DV4059B

  1. Resume.
  2. Letter of Interest—a 350 word statement detailing your research interests, experience, and qualifications.

Funding

Several funding options are available. Please contact the CPS Academic Counsellor/Undergraduate Program Administrator, Christina Fortes or the UTM International Exchange Center for more details.