About Our Project

NSF PREM at Florida International University:

U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) grant was awarded FIU to increase diversity and promote greater inclusion of underrepresented minority groups and women in cutting-edge materials research, education, and professions. Materials engineering is central to the growth, prosperity, security, and quality of life of people, as it is new materials that open the door to new technologies, whether they are in civil, chemical, construction, nuclear, aeronautical, agricultural, mechanical, biomedical, or electrical engineering.

Together, they will explore the fundamental and practical aspects of materials with atomic thickness, also known as two-dimensional (2D) materials. The students will engage in highly innovative materials research, which seeks advancements in sensor technology, secure communication, quantum computing, and advanced phenomena simulation.