UCSB Graduate Students earn DOE awards to conduct their research at national labs
Two UC Santa Barbara graduate students in the College of Engineering have received opportunities to conduct research at prestigious national laboratories operated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Eli Zoghlin and Kamyar Parto are among 65 students nationwide selected to participate in the DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program. The fellowship provides funding to the awardees as they collaborate with established scientists at one of the agency’s fourteen national laboratories.
Zoghlin, a sixth-year materials Ph.D. student who is advised by materials professor Stephen Wilson, investigates crystal growth and the characterization of fundamentally interesting magnetic and electronic materials. He will work with Matt Stone, who operates an instrument called SEQUOIA in the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee.
“Academically, this fellowship could not have come at a better time,” said Zoghlin, who plans to complete his doctoral degree next fall. “Working with Matt Stone, who is an expert in neutron scattering, is a fantastic opportunity for me to improve my mastery of a technique that can only be carried out at dedicated facilities like ORNL. While a lot can be learned from books, there is nothing like hands-on experience to truly learn how to carry out an experiment.” read more