Undergraduate Research Assistantship

A part of this two-year research project was funded by the Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) Grant provided by the University of Texas at Arlington Honors College. Download a detailed project proposal here.

Computational Chemistry Research

Gallium nitride (GaN) is a semiconductor widely used in optoelectronic devices, such as blue lasers and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). However, like many other substances, GaN is known to exhibit interesting optical and electronic properties when present in the nanoscale. A strong theoretical understanding of the reasons for these properties will allow a great degree of control over the behavior of the new materials, as well as over possible side effects. Thus the goal of this project is a theoretical characterization of gallium nitride nanoclusters embedded in silica glass using computer modeling.

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