Physics Graduate Student Receives DOE Graduate Student Research Award

Mark Warren, IIT physics graduate student, has been selected to receive a prestigious Graduate Student Research Award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science. The DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Award recognizes outstanding academic accomplishments and research, and reflects the recipient’s potential to make important contributions to the mission of the DOE Office of Science.

The research opportunity is expected to advance Warren’s overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories. He will work on his thesis, “Proximity Effect Approaches for Superconducting Mg Photocathodes,” under the supervision of his primary graduate thesis advisor John Zasadzinski, professor of physics at IIT, and collaborating DOE laboratory scientist Wei Gai at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). The award covers incremental costs associated with living and/or travel expenses for the period of time Warren is at ANL with a monthly stipend. Warren’s award term begins in January, 2015, and ends in January, 2016.