Happy Holidays from the SD-IGERT Program!
Pictured below is a Transmission electron microscope (TEM) image of NaYF4 Nanocrystals doped with Yb, and Er taken at 52,000x magnification. Individual nanocrystals are ~45 nm in size and the height of the stocking is ~1 micron. Nanocrystal synthesis and TEM imaging were performed at the University of South Dakota. False colorization of the original grayscale image was performed using PowerPoint. Images were taken by current PhD and former IGERT student, John Suter.
Welcome to the South Dakota Program for Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (SD IGERT). This program provides an opportunity for doctoral candidates at the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University, or the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with research interests in solar energy.
The SD IGERT is centered within the Photo-Active Nanoscale Systems (PANS) research collaborative and provides students with financial support and an opportunity to work within a broadly interdisciplinary group of scientists and engineers engaged in a coordinated effort to solve problems with tremendous societal impact. Students may choose from among over thirty faculty mentors on the three campuses and from dozens of different approaches to improving the cost and efficiency of capturing solar energy.
This website provides you with links to participating faculty and projects, describes coursework available to participants, and provides information to opportunities for internships and mechanisms for sharing your knowledge through outreach. If you don’t find the information you need on the website please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org), our Program Assistant, Laura Kuschel, or any of the faculty mentors listed within.
Dr. Mary T. Berry
IGERT Program Director
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD 57069