At Washington State University, graduate students from a variety of disciplines have the opportunity to study the response of materials to extreme conditions at the Institute for Shock Physics (ISP). While studying in relevant departments (physics, chemistry, materials science, mechanical engineering, and geo/planetary science), students may conduct their PhD research at ISP. Conducting research at ISP gives students the opportunity to:
- participate in innovative, multidisciplinary research alongside internationally renowned scientists
- grow in independent thinking skills and hands-on experience
- access the Department of Energy National Laboratories
- work in state-of-the-art facilities, including the Dynamic Compression Sector located at the Advanced Photon Source
ISP offers students the chance to become well educated and rigorously trained to move on to a successful professional career. ISP students are known to become leaders in the field. Scholarships and financial support are available for outstanding students.
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