Laboratory Learning Program 2022 - Trace Gas Sensing Using Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy (PRI-01)

Research Opportunity Number: PRI-01

Project Title:  Trace Gas Sensing Using Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy

Project Summary: Mid-infrared lasers are used to identify anthropogenic gases that are responsible for climate change or unhealthy air quality including methane, ammonia, carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxides. The Zondlo Group develops and employs sensors that are used in the field to measure and quantify these emissions from farms and wastewater treatment plants. Students would learn the science behind these sensing technologies and also assist in gathering and evaluating data from these sensors in support of ongoing research studies.

Student Roles and Responsibilities: 1. Take safety training as required by the university. 2. Learn basic operation of equipment from staff as well as software required to retrieve and analyze data. 3. Participate in team meetings 4. Field work

Additional Considerations:  Start and end dates are flexible, but the student should be available essentially full-time (at least 35 hours/week) for a 4-5 week commitment.

Department/Institute:  Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials

Faculty Sponsor:   Mark Zondlo

Participation Dates: June 27 - August 8, 2022

Stipend Offered:  $0

Number of Internships Available: 0-1

Application Deadline: March 15, 2022, midnight eastern daylight time