A chemical engineering graduate student, Hill earned the funded fellowship through his nanomaterial research with lead sulfide.
"My goal is to lay a foundation for device fabrication," he said. "Some of the most promising applications for lead sulfide as densely packed nanocrystalline solids include field effect transistors, devices for the emission of light, as well as photodetectors. I will focus on the investigation of lead sulfide superlattices (layer structures) under pressure, and the potential use of the mechanically sintered nanostructures in optoelectronics and telecommunications."
Hill was introduced to his research topic through his adviser,
Real world applications for Hill's research include optical sensors, optical triggers, lasing media and transistors.
"The material is limited only by imagination and physics - physics will only let you get away with so much," he said. "The challenge is being able to make changes to synthesis reaction to achieve a desired outcome and explaining why it happens. The most rewarding part is when a change is made to the synthesis conditions and the outcome is as expected."
A graduate of
Hill graduated with a bachelor of science in chemical engineering and a minor in chemistry from
Earlier this summer, he attended the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau,
The annual conference consists of lectures, discussion sessions, master classes and panel discussions, and facilitates the interaction between Nobel Prize winners and international researchers.
"Joshua is a highly motivated student," Luo said. "He is truly committed to science and application of nanomaterials."
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