Long-range correlation of fluorescence intermittency in semiconductor nanocrystals (quantum dots). I am interested in pursuing a career in academia toward the goal of becoming a tenure-track professor. One of my favorite aspects of the Nanoscale Science PhD program is the interdisciplinary nature of it. Students are exposed to many different research areas and encouraged to explore them. The diversity of research areas encompassed by Nanoscale Science almost guarantees that students from all science backgrounds will find something that interests them.