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COINS 2009 Internship Program

2009 Undergraduate Internship Program
University of California, Berkeley
June 22 – August 14

Be in the vanguard of cutting-edge nanoscience research!

As a participant in our program, you will:

• Work directly with leading scientists in this exciting field of research
• Focus on the most important and compelling topics in nanotechnology
• Gain direct research experience that will prepare you for a career in science

Program participants receive:

• Summer stipend — $4,000 for 8 weeks (June 22–August 14)
• Room and board — UC dorm plus full meal plan
• Travel allowance (limited funds available)

Examples of Past Summer Internship Research Projects:

Topic Principal Investigator
Fundamentals and Research in Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Prof. M. Crommie
Quantitative Single-Cell Analysis of Receptor Dynamics and
Chemotactic Response on a Chip Prof. L. Lee
Creating Receptor-Imbedded Polymer Coatings for an Electronic Nose Prof. S.W. Lee
Controllability of Deposition of Near-Field Electrospinning Prof. L. Lin
WetFet~A High-k Gate Dielectric Transistor Prof. T.J. King Liu
Galvanic Displacement of Platinum Clusters onto Silicon Wafers Prof. R. Maboudian
Creating a Homogenous Molecular Substrate Tethered by
Poly (ethylene glycol) for Gas Receptor Screening Prof. A. Majumdar
Ferroelectric Characterization of Inkjet Printed PVDF Thin Films Prof. R. Ramesh
Synthesis, Purification and Utilization of Boron Nitride Nanotubes Prof. A. Zettl

To Apply

• Send your resume, including 3 references (name and email address), transcripts (unofficial okay), and a 350-word essay on why you want to participate in the COINS internship program (include your area of interest in nanoscience) to:

• Students from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply
• Must be a US citizen or permanent resident
• Application deadline: February 6, 2009
• Notification of acceptance will be sent by March 1, 2009

*Targeting undergraduates who will not be seniors during the following academic year.  Preferably students between their sophomore and junior years, or between their junior and senior years.  Students who have just completed their freshman year are eligible for consideration.

About the Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems (COINS)

COINS’ mission is to inspire and realize revolutionary applications involving molecular transport, replication, and energy conversion using  nanomechanical technology. Specifically, the technical focus of COINS is to develop, in parallel, two closely related nanosensor systems: (1) a new Personal And Community-based environmental MONitoring (PACMON), and (2) a chemical/biological sensing with integrated communication and power for tagging, tracking, and locating applications (TTL).

To learn more about COINS, visit

Download the flyer (PDF) – coins_2009_sum_int_flyer

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