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In support of local research in the industry, energy, and emerging technology sectors, the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is now accepting proposals for the PCIEERD-ADMATEL and EPDC Research Grants program that will provide funding support to graduate students and faculty members who will conduct research projects directed towards developing emerging technologies and exploring innovations in the following areas but not limited to: materials research, electronics, and applied physics.
The research grant will serve as an outright research subsidy of up to P250, 000 which will finance expenses for testing and analysis fees specifically in using any of the equipment in the Advanced Device and Materials Testing Laboratory (ADMATEL) and/or the Electronics Product Development Center (EPDC). Facilities and services offered by both centers can be seen in the websites: www.admatel.com and www.epdc.dost.gov.ph
Interested researchers must submit the following requirements to PCIEERD:
- Letter of Intent endorsed by the thesis / dissertation / research adviser and Department Chair
- Thesis / dissertation / research proposal (preferably approved), including the research plan and schedule of research activities (Gantt chart) leading to the completion of the study
- Line-Item Budget indicating which equipment will be utilized
- ADMATED-EPDC Research Capsule Form
All submissions will be evaluated based on relevance and technical merit. Priority will be given to those in research areas that have a higher chance of publication in international journals.
What do you do and what are your areas of expertise? I synthesize nanomaterials and make devices out of them, largely for applications related to solar energy. What's interesting with nanomaterials is that they have better, and even sometimes surprisingly different properties than their normal-sized counterparts. This makes them useful if you want to control device performance. The field of semiconductor nanocrystals (quantum dots) covers a wide range, from the chemistry needed to form their structures, to the physics needed to understand their properties and to the materials engineering needed to flesh out desired outputs in devices made from them.