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She gave a great deal of her time to make sure that the work I produced was of high quality. Since my advisor and I did not live in the same city, we used various forms of communication including telephone, text messaging, email and video communication via the computer. Most importantly for me was to have an advisor who was nurturing but firm and who had a strong and genuine desire to see me succeed in this process.

Agreed upon calendar

Advisor . After I had agreed to serve as chairperson, the first activity we turned our attention to was to set up a long range, one year calendar with milestones and due dates. Starting with the date the final copy of the dissertation would be due to the university, we mapped in dates that drafts would be submitted to me and when I would send those on to the other committee members. Of major importance was scheduling the submission of the institutional review board proposal in time to meet the data collection schedule since data could not be collected before approval from this body. However, being realistic was also a consideration as we looked at professional and family commitments, as well as vacation calendars. In both cases we understood that the calendar would only work if the candidate could meet the deadlines: if the candidate lagged, it was likely that I could not juggle professional or personal calendar in such a way as to keep on schedule.

JDP graduate . Working around our professional communitments, together we scoped the requirements of the dissertation project and established a clear deadline that was in alignment with the university’s dissertation filing deadline. Working backward from that deadline, together we mapped milestones and submission deadlines that both made sense and ambitiously advanced my work. My advisor took the primary responsibility to communicate these milestones and timelines with other dissertation committee members and shepherd their commitment to supporting my work along the established timeline.

An interesting, unexpected boost to development of the dissertation’s research methodology was the submission of the project for Human Subjects review. Having to describe the process and expected products of the research project at such an early stage of the dissertation process was extremely helpful in developing a clear methodology that is directly aligned with the research questions and project goals. It allowed for a great level of internal consistency between project goals, milestones, and calendar requirements. It also assisted with predicting the times during which I would need assistance from various committee members for expert support in certain aspects of the research project.

Essentially, keeping a calendar kept all the committee members on board with deadlines, helped chapter drafts and edits to be returned in a timely fashion, and kept me working without losing momentum.

ELSJ graduate. The calendar that my advisor and I created outlined important target dates by which drafts of various parts of my dissertation needed to be completed. The calendar included the final date of submission for dissertation to be turned into the university which allowed me to pace my writing appropriately. What was also extremely helpful was that my advisor served as the intermediary between me and the other committee members by sending them my drafts and handling the majority of the communication to limit conflicting feedback, allowing me to focus on writing.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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