October 3, 2016 – Steve Letourneau was awarded the Department of Energy Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award.
The SCGSR program prepares graduate students for science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission by providing thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. Letourneau will work with Jeffrey Elam at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, Illinois, on a project titled “Atomic Layer Deposition of Molybdenum Disulfide.” The award period is from Nov. 1, 2016, to Feb. 28, 2017.
The award will allow Letourneau to accelerate his research in atomic layer deposition of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides. “Argonne National Lab is world renowned, where top scientists lead high-level research across many scientific disciplines,” he said. “Having the ability to conduct my graduate research in this environment makes it an invaluable experience in my career.”
Steve Letourneau’s research is supervised by Dr. Elton Graugnard and is conducted in collaboration with Dr. Liz Godwin