Texas A&M Energy Institute Graduate Fellowships
The Texas A&M Energy Institute offers graduate fellowships to reward excellence in energy research, promote future research that is important to our energy future, and encourage students to pursue careers in energy.
Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2017 Award Notification: June 30, 2017 Fellowship Term: September 2017 – May 2018
The Texas A&M Energy Institute is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2017 Texas A&M Energy Institute Graduate Fellowships. These graduate fellowships recognize outstanding energy research work performed by Ph.D. students under the supervision of Affiliated Faculty Members of the Texas A&M Energy Institute. Two fellowships are available this year in the amount of $5,000 each. The fellowships, effective in September, will be awarded in two equal payments in September 2017 and January 2018.
All Ph.D. students who meet the following criteria may apply for a graduate fellowship:
- Cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher;
- Enrolled full time (9 hours or more);
- In good standing at Texas A&M University;
- Perform energy research; and
- Have a primary advisor who is an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Texas A&M Energy Institute.
The application should be in the order listed below, submitted as a single PDF file, and include the following:
- Nomination letter by the applicant’s primary faculty advisor (1 page)
- Description of applicant’s energy research (1 page)
- Applicant’s curriculum vitae
- Transcript providing evidence of applicant’s cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher and full-time student enrollment
(Howdy transcripts are acceptable)
- Applicant’s expected graduation date and career plans (up to 100 words)
Submission of Applications
Applications are due Friday, June 2, 2017, by 5:00 pm and should be submitted electronically (single pdf file, minimum 11-pt font) to:
Robyn L. Pearson
All questions should be addressed to Robyn Pearson (firstname.lastname@example.org; 979-458-1685).
Spotlight on Student Research
Department of ChemistryAdvisor: Hongcai Joe Zhou
"Rational design of stable MOFs for carbon capture and methane storage"
As an emerging class of novel materials, metal-organic-frameworks (MOFs) have attracted great interest in the last few decades. Their modular nature endows these materials with structural diversity and tunable functionality. My research focus is on exploration of tailor-made MOFs for different energy related applications, including methane storage and CO2 capture. We have synthesized several MOFs with great stability, high performance and comparatively low cost, which make them potentially possible for commercial production and real-world applications.