Jordi Cabana-Jimenez

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    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Chemistry
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: 4146 Phone: 312-355-4309
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Our group is generally interested in the physical and inorganic chemistry of materials, with emphasis on redox and transport properties. We aim to provide chemistry solutions to technological problems in energy applications, with current focus on electrochemical energy storage, which is critical in the development of a green economy based on renewable sources. Our group combines approaches from classical solid state chemistry with nanoscience, with the goal of contributing to a unified field, where, for instance, synthesis of complex new compounds can rapidly be transitioned to their nano/mesoscale tailoring.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 8

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Interest in Inorganic or Materials or Physical Chemistry. Knowledge in areas relevant to these disciplines required. CHEM114 is a minimum requirement.
    Minimum GPA: 3.3
    Preferred Major: Chemistry or related.
    Year in College: Sophomore or higher.
    Will give priority to students who commit for long stretches of time in a given day.
    Students from underrepresented communities are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    We are looking for committed, organized and reliable individuals. Depending on the Chemistry area in our group, the student will have to develop skills in either synthesis and handling of air sensitive materials or design and performance of experiments coupling electrochemistry with X-ray-based tools. Work will take place under the mentorship of either a senior graduate student or postdoctoral researcher (or both), with periodic meetings with the faculty supervisor. In addition to laboratory hours, undergraduate researchers will be expected to attend group meetings on a regular basis.

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