The Exemplary Student Research Program (ESRP) is an educational opportunity sponsored by Argonne National Laboratory.

Students who are selected for this program work with scientists at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), a premier national research facility.

Students write and submit a research proposal, conduct research, collect data and present their findings at the annual APS User’s Meeting in the Spring.

The 2017-2018 ESRP Team will be working with Dr. Mrinal Kanti Bera from ChemMatCARS, Sector 15, at the APS and Dr. Elena Shevchenko from the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM).

Meeting dates and times are set by the team as needed throughout the year.

2015-2016 ESRP Team 2016-2017 ESRP Team 2017-2018 ESRP Team
Harpreet Auby (Jr) Zoey Aleksieva (So) Ariana Correia (So)
Jill Prigge (Jr) Harpreet Auby (Sr) Amber Dellacqua (So)
Allison Schrader (So) Jill Prigge (Sr) Ray Klest (So)
Miraj Shah (Jr) Allison Schrader (Jr)  Jonathan Kolweier (Sr)
Dillon Vadgama (Sr) Miraj Shah (Sr) Matt Vlasaty (Sr)
Matt Vlasaty (So) Matt Vlasaty (Jr) Hana Wakefield (Sr)
 Shraddha Zina (So)

Please visit the following links for information about the ESRP Teams:

HEHS Engineering Students ChemMatCARS 2015-2016

HEHS Engineering Students ChemMatCARS 2016-2017

For information about the Advanced Photon Source, please visit their website:

For information about ChemMatCARS, please visit their website:

For more information about the Center for Nanoscale Materials, please visit their website: