The Joint US-Africa Materials Initiative
Announces its first Materials Research School
To be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 9-21, 2012
Theme of the school:
The first school will concentrate on materials research for sustainable energy. Tutorials and seminar topics will range from photocatalysis and photovoltaics to fuel cells and batteries.
Goals of the school:
The initiative aims to build materials science research and collaborations between the United States and Africa, with an initial focus on East Africa, and to develop ties between young materials researchers in both regions in a school taught by top materials researchers. The school will bring together approximately 50 PhD and early career materials researchers from across the US and East Africa, and 15 internationally recognized instructors, for two weeks of lectures, problem solving and cultural exchange in historic Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Topics include photocatalysis, photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, fuel cells, and batteries.
Call for JUAMI Fellows-US:
We will be awarding 15 JUAMI US Fellowships to US PhD and post-doctoral researchers to cover all travel and participation costs in the December 2012 school. Fellowships will be selected based on the application package. The deadline for application is September 30, 2012. Awardees will be informed shortly thereafter in order to leave time to make travel plans. Please see here for more information. We particularly encourage applications from students in the laboratories of the JUAMI instructors.
Call for JUAMI Fellows-Africa:
We will be awarding 25 JUAMI Africa Fellowships to African PhD students, post-doctoral and young faculty on a competitive basis. Please contact Prof. Teketel Yohannes for more information [firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com].
*** Please see the travel information page for instructions about travel plans for Fellowship recipients. ***
Organizing Committee, US:
Prof. Simon Billinge (Chair, Columbia University, firstname.lastname@example.org), Prof. Sossina Haile (Caltech, email@example.com) and Prof. Peter Green (University of Michigan, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Organizing Committee, Africa:
Prof. Teketel Yohannes (Chair, University of Addis Ababa, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org), Prof. Bernard Aduda (University of Nairobi, email@example.com), Prof. Joseph Tesha (University of Dar Es Salaam, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Prof. Tom Otiti (Makerere University, email@example.com).
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