Discipline: Chemistry & Chemical Sciences
Subcategory: STEM Research
- California State University, San Bernardino
Co-Author(s): Kimberley Cousins, Timothy Usher, Douglas C. Smith and Sara Callori, California State University, San Bernardino , CA; Paulo Costa, University of Nebraska, Lincoln , NE; Daniel Miller, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
CSUSB currently has no graduate program in Chemistry or Physics, the host departments to the Center for Advanced, Functional Materials. As such, undergraduates are involved in every facet of local research, and many additional opportunities for research are offered at other sites. We will overview three of the research strands in which the student and their faculty mentors have been involved in the past two years; In particular (1) thin films of croconic acid, specifically modeling and preparing films on silica and gold substrates with applied electric fields, (2) preparation, analysis and modeling of a novel multiferroric single crystal, codenamed “blue”, and (3) study of the degradation and solvent penetration through polymer films to be used as the substrate of the ferroelectric materials. Measures of educational progress and growth of student researchers will also be presented.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): National Science Foundation, CREST 1345163
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,