a Research Immersion in Materials Science & Engineering (RIMSE) program of the UC San Diego MRSEC, a National Science Foundation Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

The Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnolgy (SSSiN) is run by Prof. Michael Sailor in the Silicon Nanomaterials Research Laboratory

Program Dates: June 19-August 19, 2022. Currently this is planned to be an in-person activity, subject to the University's COVID-19 guidelines.

Application Deadlines: May 1, 2022 (for domestic applicants and for students enrolled in an affiliated UC San Diego graduate degree program). Feb 15, 2022 (for foreign applicants who will need a visa).

About the SSSiN:  The Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology (SSSiN) is one of the three Research Immersion in Materials Science & Engineering (RIMSE) programs of the UC San Diego MRSEC. Begun in 2003, the SSSiN is an immersive workshop focussed on the synthesis, properties, and applications of silicon-based nanomaterials. It integrates participants from a wide variety of backgrounds and skill levels: high school students, undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, industry researchers, and university professors. As part of the RIMSE training program, it also serves as a "bootcamp" for selected students at the beginning of their MS or PhD degrees and for MRSEC REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) participants. Course elements include lectures, hands-on laboratory training, and a capstone “Discovery Project”- an independent research project implemented by a team of trainees under the mentorship of a current research group member.

Current 2022 SSSiN Participants List