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.
Dr. Swihart will receive the 2013 Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal, from the WNY section of the American Chemical Society for his fundamental discoveries in the field of nanoparticle synthesis and processing.
Molecular engineering of novel membrane materials for gas and vapor separations, such as CO2 capture from power plant syngas and flue gas, natural gas purifications, olefin/paraffin separations, and so on.
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. >>
Computational simulation of template-assisted self-assembly of magnetic core-shell nanoparticles into a tapered hexagonal closed-packed multilayed structure compared with corresponding image taken from the literature.