Research Opportunities

Graduate research opportunities

Curious about funding opportunities? Here is a list of Graduate Fellowships:

Department of Defense: SMART Fellowship

  • Requirements: Able to do summer internships at DOD labs
  • Accept post-graduate work at DOD
  • Full tuition and education related fees
  • Yearly Stipend: $25,000-$38,000 (degree dependent)
  • Health Insurance allowance, Mentoring, Post-graduate employment
NDSEG National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Hertz Foundation

SWE Related Fellowships
  • Ada I. Pressman Memorial Scholarship – $5000 renew for 5 years
  • FCA Women in Engineering Scholarship – $2500
  • John Deere SWE Scholarship – $2000
  • Lydia I. Pickup Memorial Scholarship – $1500
  • Past Presidents – $2000
  • More information can be found here.
AAUW: Selected Professionals Fellowship

Ford Fellowship

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Undergraduate research opportunities

If you are an enthusiastic and hardworking undergraduate with an interest in working on materials, energy, microscopy, or the environment, feel free to contact me (include a copy of your resume). There are many ways in which you can get involved in our research.

Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI)

The Fulton School of Engineering offer several program through the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI). It is now a truly exciting time to pursue and enhance your goals in the field of engineering! With the initiatives set out in FURI, you can greatly expand and enrich your undergrad research experience AND be on the top of the hiring list when it comes to starting your career.


ASU/NASA Space Grant is led by Dr. Thomas Sharp, Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration. Space Grant supports graduate and undergraduate students in a variety of disciplines to further their educational experiences in science, engineering research, and informal education programs. Space Grant consortia have been established in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The ASU Space Grant Office is located on the ASU Tempe Campus in the ISTB4 Building, Room 286. We can be contacted at (480) 965-6272.


Take part in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. REU programs that provide you research experience, and a stipend.


Let me know if you are interested in pursuing an honors project in any of our areas of interest.


If you are highly motivated to get involved in our research as a volunteer feel free to contact me stating your research interest and include a copy of your resume.