The Musfeldt lab provides a very unique opportunity for students with the DMREF team (Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future). Graduate student, Michael Yokosuk, says his “time spent with the DMREF team has been a very rewarding one. They have challenged me to think outside the box, pushing me out of my comfort zone of chemistry to learn new science in physics and materials science. They have given me the opportunity to engineer and form my own projects to incorporate new science, helping, encouraging, and guiding me along the way. The DMREF team, being some of the greatest scientists in their fields, have shown me what it takes to be a strong and successful scientist.” Yokosuk also successfully defended his dissertation this month and will be graduating with his PhD.