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Materials Science and Applications Group

Materials Science and Applications Group SrI2:Eu2+ (3 wt%) crystal grown by our group
Size: diameter: 1 inch (25.4 mm), height: 1 inch (25.4 mm)
The Materials Science and Applications Group (MSAG) at Fisk University is a research group specialized in the purification, crystal growth and characterization of novel materials used in fabrication and testing new radiation detectors. Applications include astrophysics, remote sensing, nuclear nonproliferation, homeland security, medicine, biophotonics, and aviation safety.

Members of MSAG have been awarded eight US patents for technologies in radiation detection and the team is a three-time winner (in 1998, 2001 and 2010) of the  R&D 100 Awards (also nicknamed the “Oscars of Science”) which honors the top 100 inventions of the year. The research group is responsible for operating state-of-the-art research facilities and we offer highly motivated students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in this fast growing research field.

Through participation in the Fisk/Vanderbilt Master's-to-Ph.D, program students may continue their research at MSAG, through the completion of their Ph.D degree. Collaborations with national labs, other universities and industry are benefiting undergraduate and graduate students seeking summer internship and postgraduate employment opportunities.