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Congratulations on your decision to pursue an international co-op! The process involves two steps and both must be completed by the application deadline indicated below (App Deadline) but not necessarily in this order. You must apply to the position and a mandatory meeting with an international team member is required. This meeting can be scheduled by calling 215-895-2185.
For any questions, please contact the international team at:

FIRST Nano Co-op Center, NNFC Co-op
Daejeon, South Korea (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall/Winter,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

Academic Year below always refers to the start of each academic year. Fall is the first term in an academic year and it always starts in September of every year. Please refer to the start and end date listed below for appropriate application term. If you do not see the date range applicable to you, please contact the International Co-op Team. Click here for more co-op terms details.
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Min. GPA Requirement: 3.2 Number of Positions: 4
Eligible Major(s): Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Sci and Engineering
Program Description:
Program Description:
The NNFC-Drexel Nano2 Co-op Center works to investigate fusion technology between top-down and bottom-up nanofabrication for the development of the world best 1D/2D materials synthesis platform. In collaboration with researchers in NNFC, KAIST, and KIST, Drexel faculty work on 1D nanostructured materials for nanopore fabrication and nano-discovery and develop new 2D nanostructured materials for energy storage, sensing, structural and functional devices, as well as desalination applications. 
Inside KAIST’s campus there are many opportunities for students to conduct research, including participating in research with the KAIST Institute for NanoCentury (Director, Prof. Hee-Tae Jung) and with NNFC’s Nanomaterials Group (Advisor, Dr. Chi Won Ahn). KAIST Institute for NanoCentury is motivated by multidisciplinary research from a variety of disciplines including chemistry, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, etc.
More information can be found here:
KAIST is also home to many international students and has an International Student Center located on campus (Building W2-1) where students can be assisted where necessary.

Job Description:
Job Title:             MXene Nanomaterials
Job Description:               This inaugural cohort of 4 Drexel Co-Op students will have the opportunity to truly work on the nanoscale with most high precision characterization equipment and fabrication facilities globally. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate between Drexel faculty and graduate students, as well as Korean faculty and industry professionals (Samsung, LG). Co-ops will receive hands on training on synthesis and characterization tools and methods from knowledgeable researchers and technicians. Weekly skype sessions will take place between Drexel and NNFC/KAIST/KIST.
1) MXene Synthesis and Analysis (KAIST and NNFC)
-Integration of MXene into devices
-Modification and characterization MEMs devices
-2D surface morphology and modifaction: AFM, Raman, XPS
2) Fabrication of Nanoscale Electrochemical Devices (KAIST and NNFC)
-Electrical measurement of MXene device: probe station, I-V, C-V measurement
-Studying the effective architecture of device performance: SEM, XRD, TEM
3) Sensor fabrication and analysis (KAIST and NNFC)
-Electrochemical measurement of micro-MXene Device: probe station, I-V, C-V measurement
-Sensing different environments (humidity, volatile gases, etc.)
4) Structural and Functional Nanocomposites (NNFC-KIST)
-Synthesis and fabrication of nanocomposites
-Electrical, chemical, mechanical properties, related to EMI shielding, self-healing materials, etc.
- Mechanical property difference: Nano-indentation, SEM
Required Job Skills:

Co-Ops will receive on the job training as well as a full month of training in materials and characterization techniques at Drexel prior to departing for Korea.

Number of Positions: 4

Hours per Week:              40 hours per week

GPA Requirement:          3.25

Majors:  Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Language Requirement:      none
Additional Information:

Compensation Offered?(for example, salary, food allowance, transportation):  TBD

Housing Provided? (if so, include such things as utilities, internet, etc.):   The A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute will assist students in locating housing options at KAIST and KIST.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.

Steinbright Career Development Center
International Co-op • 3201 Arch Street Suite 250

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Voice: 215.895.2185 • Fax: 215.895.1473