Department of Materials Science & Engineering is a national role model for research-oriented department, established with a start-up budget of USD 10 million with a focus on nanomaterials. Obviously, nanomaterials research is the heart of the department, which is supervised by Professor Ali Eftekhari, President of the American Nano Society, and Founding Chair of the Department. The nanomaterials group has a fellowship for a talented researcher who is interested in different aspects of nanomaterials. Our main criterion of selection is the motivation and passion for cutting-edge research. The groups research is devoted to (i) fundamental studies of basic nanomaterials such as different forms of carbon, and (ii) practical applications of nanomaterials, e.g., in energy systems. Our projects are in collaboration with other research groups in the US and EU. Depending on the projects, our researchers may visit our partner groups in the United States and Europe.