With rare exceptions, students admitted to the PhD program are admitted with full tuition and stipend support as teaching assistants or research assistants.
On rare occasions, students with very good credentials who did not make the cut, but have convincingly demonstrated their ability to support themselves financially, may be admitted to the PhD program without financial aid. You may apply for PhD admission without financial support; however, a request for unsupported admission is not considered a substitute for good academic performance, and generally does not improve the chances of admission.
The ME and MS programs are unsupported in the sense that they carry no stipend. Students desiring a master's degree are encouraged to apply to the ME program. You may apply for admission with or without tuition support. A limited number of superior master's applicants do receive offers carrying full or partial tuition scholarships each year.
Mark Swihart co-authors pioneering study to gauge toxicity of quantum dots in primates, with a hopeful outcome for doctors and scientists seeking new ways to battle diseases like cancer through nanomedicine. >>
David Kofke and Andrew Schultz awarded for development of the etomica modules, a community-developed suite of interactive simulations helping students understand molecular origins of macroscopic behaviors. >>
In collaboration with researchers from Praxair, Inc., the group of Mark Swihart has developed a new technology for producing nanoparticles of copper, silver, palladium and other metals and their alloys. >>