NEEM GAANN Program
Nanoscale Electronic and Energy Materials (NEEM) GAANN Program
In 2009, 2010, and 2012, NC State was awarded a total of $1.5 million for fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education's Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program. The goal of the NEEM GAANN program is to prepare graduate students to engage in innovative research and teaching careers in the field of Nanoscale Electronic and Energy Materials at state, regional, and national levels. The course of study centers on energy-related and electronically-active nanoscale materials and devices, including materials for solar photovoltaic systems and thermoelectric devices.
NEEM GAANN Fellows receive Ph.D.s in one of the five contributing disciplines: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Physics. Each student plans an interdisciplinary minor in the NEEM field with three or four courses outside the major. Training is provided via formal coursework, seminars, advising, formal and informal faculty and student interactions, and dissertation research.