Malcolm F. Nicol Graduate Scholars

Malcolm F. Nicol Graduate Scholars Program in High Pressure Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

In honor of Malcolm F. Nicol’s outstanding contributions to high pressure science, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has established the Malcolm F. Nicol Graduate Scholars Program in High Pressure Science. MFN Scholars are talented and highly motivated graduate students who have a demonstrated interest in and strong potential for becoming a scientist at one of the national laboratories.

Scholars will be chosen based on superior merit for incoming students or exceptional progress towards a degree for continuing students, as well as the relevance of their research area. U.S. residents who are either pursuing a Ph.D. or who have applied for admission to a Ph.D. program at UNLV are eligible to apply. Relevant research areas include high pressure investigations in Physics, Geoscience, Chemistry and Materials Science. MFN Scholars are awarded a Research Assistantship of $26,000 per year in addition to full coverage of their tuition and fees.

HiPSEC is an interdisciplinary research center composed of faculty, research staff, postdoctoral fellows and students from departments within the UNLV College of Sciences. HiPSEC enjoys dedicated synchrotron beam time at Sector 16 (HPCAT) of the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. Experimental capabilities include shock wave, diamond anvil cell and large volume high pressure apparatus as well as a computational cluster with access to super computing facilities. Interested students are encouraged to contact HiPSEC faculty to discuss potential Ph.D. research projects.

The application form is available here:

Malcolm F. Nicol Graduate Scholars form

Applications will be processed starting March 15th, but early submissions are strongly encouraged.

For more information please contact:
Ms. Cara Loomis
High Pressure Science and Engineering Center
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Box 454002,
4505 Maryland Parkway,
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4002; (702) 895-1593