Internship positions

Prof. Dorthe Eisele

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

The City College of New York, CUNY

 

The Eisele Research Group is looking for driven individuals with a strong interest in science and research to intern at our laboratories. The interns will perform cutting-edge fundamental research in the field of nanoscience, while receiving a rigorous training and mentoring in research and academia. They will join one of our teams:

  • NanoImaging & Spectroscopy team, led by Dr. Christopher Leishman

  • Nanoparticle Synthesis team, led by Dr. Nikunjkumar Visaveliya

Our innovative research approach unites Chemistry and Physics, allowing for chemists and physicists to work hand in hand on the same team, which opens doors to new research avenues, creating unique feedback loops, flows of information, and exchanges of knowledge.

At the Eisele Group, we perform fundamental research with a wide range of potential applications, such as solar energy harvesting (renewable energy), drug delivery nanoparticles, components in molecular electronics, quantum computers, field-effect transistors, and virus protection.

 We are located at the Center for Discovery and Innovation, room 4-370, 85 St Nicholas Terrace, New York, NY 10031.

 

NanoImaging & Spectroscopy Team

Responsibilities:

Assist Dr. Leishman in setting up experiments, collecting & analyzing data and improving the experimental system

Schedule:

Your work hours depend on your availability, but once finalized, have to be followed strictly.   

Eligibility:

·       Strong interest in science & research

·       Interest in lasers and spectroscopy is preferred

·       Openness to learning new technological skills such as various programming languages and interfacing of experimental apparatus with computers

·       Demonstrate reliability, commitment, endurance, and ability to focus

·       No prior experience is required

Research Description:

Molecules and nanomaterials absorb light energy and convert it into other forms of energy on timescales shorter than nano-seconds (1 ns = 10-9 s): as fast as picoseconds (1 ps = 10-12 s) or even femtoseconds  (1 fs = 10-12 s).

Dr. Chris Leishman’s Team in the Eisele Group is using ultrafast laser spectroscopy methods, including transient absorption   and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopies, to investigate well-defined novel nanomaterials (model systems). Several of these nanomaterials are inspired by such natural systems as photosynthetic light-harvesting complexes.

With our research, we aim to illuminate the fundamental principles behind dynamic light-harvesting processes, enabling the design of novel materials for applications in such areas as:

  • solar energy harvesting

  • quantum sensing 

  • information device technology

Designing, constructing, operating, and interpreting the data from these experiments involves elements of physics, chemistry, computer science, and electrical and mechanical engineering.

 

 

Nanoparticle Synthesis Team

Responsibilities:

Assist Dr. Visaveliya in the development of new material synthesis protocols, carry out experiments, collect & analyze data.

Schedule:

Your work hours depend on your availability, but once finalized, have to be followed strictly.   

Eligibility:

·       Strong interest in science & research

·       Demonstrate reliability, commitment, endurance, and ability to focus.

·       No prior experience is required

Research Description:

Dr. Visaveliya’s work focuses on the synthesis of well-defined nanostructures, including organic+inorganic nanocomposites. Potential applications of his work include renewable energy and healthcare, including drug delivery.

 

 

Contact:

Ms. Altynay Narmanova – Assistant Manager of Operations

Email: altynay.narmanova(at)gmail.com

Phone: 201-744-4669