Thank you for your interest in applying to VSRP internships at KAUST.
We are happy to share that our in-person internship program has restarted!
However, due to the pandemic, all VSRP applicants applying for in-person internship, must obtain and show proof of full vaccination (vaccine certificates for COVID 19) with one of the following vaccines to be processed as VSRP interns: 2 doses of Pfizer BioNTech, 2 doses of Oxford AstraZeneca, 2 doses of Moderna, or 1 dose of Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen.
We are continuing to offer Remote/Virtual internship. If you are interested in a Remote VSRP internship, please check our “Internship page” and apply to the project of your choice. You may upload a blank page in lieu of vaccination proof in your application form, and mention that you are applying for a Remote internship in your Statement of Purpose.
Novel Phenomena at perovskite interfaces and superlattices
Superlattices of perovskite oxides often have properties distinguished from their bulk phases. Investigation of these properties is at the forefront of modern condensed matter physics and materials science. In particular, after the observation of a highly mobile two-dimensional electron gas at the interface between LaAlO3 and SrTiO3, engineered interfaces are emerging as new horizon for various applications. Using the density functional theory, the project aims at determining the magnetic, electronic, and optical properties of possible perovskite interfaces and superlattices.
Program -Materials Science & Engineering
Division -Physical Sciences and Engineering
Field of Study -Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering
About the Researcher
Professor, Applied Physics
Dr. Schwingenschlögl's research interests concentrate on the electronic and structural properties of nanostructured systems, in particular those including surfaces and interfaces. He has an extensive publication record approaching 200 articles.