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Dr. Gwo-Ching Wang
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Terahertz Fellowships

What is IGERT at Rensselaer?

THz science and technology is one of the most intriguing and challenging research fields to emerge in the 21st Century. In less than a decade, this previously hidden section of the electromagnetic spectrum has caught the imagination of scientists around the world. THz research will transform future computing and communication systems while providing unprecedented opportunities for biomedical imaging. Rensselaer researchers have played a leading role in the quest to understand the science and the use of THz radiation.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been awarded a grant for the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) entitled Terahertz Science and Technology — A Studio-Based Approach by the U.S. National Science Foundation. This grant will fund fellowships in interdisciplinary graduate study in THz spectroscopy and imaging, THz data transfer and networking systems, and THz electronics.

Each fellowship will cover full tuition and provides a stipend of $30,000 and is renewable. To be considered, candidates must plan to pursue a Ph.D in the THz science and technology areas. Women and minority students are especially encouraged to consider this excellent opportunity.


Rensseaer Polytechnic Institute Departments of:

  • Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy
  • Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering

Morehouse College (GA), Physics
Wadsworth Center (NY), Division of Molecular Medicine


University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany
Tera-BRIDGE and INTERACT Network

Industrial Supporters:

Texas Instruments
General Electric
Schoffstall Ventures

Program Areas:

THz spectroscopy and imaging
THz data transfer and networking systems
THz electronics

For More Details see:

Rensselaer Financial Aid Office*

"This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0333314."

"Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation."

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