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National Science Foundation

REU Sites

REU Sites: Materials Research

The NSF Division of Materials Research (DMR) supports REU Sites that focus on research in materials science and related areas, including condensed matter physics, materials chemistry and physics, and materials engineering. Most DMR-supported Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC) and National Facilities offer REU opportunities each summer as well. REU sites supported by DMR involve research in various aspects of condensed matter physics; solid state chemistry and polymers; materials and condensed matter theory; metals, ceramics, biomaterials, and electronic and photonic materials. See this Google map of DMR-funded REU Sites.

Please report errors in the list below by writing to reu.dmr@nsf.gov.

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Evanston, Illinois
Primary: Professor Monica Olvera de la Cruz
(847) 491-3606
Research Topics/Keywords: oxide ceramics;polymers; plasmonics and molecular electronics
Comments: The MRSEC conducts a summer REU program.
Abstract of Award
Ohio State University
Center for Emergent Materials
Matreials Research Science and Engineering Center
Columbus, Ohio
Primary: Michelle McCombs
(614) 247-8084
Research Topics/Keywords: electron spin in nanostructures, oxide films and multilayer devices
Abstract of Award
University Park, Pennsylvania
Primary: Jorge O Sofo
Research Topics/Keywords: RET, Condensed matter physics, interdisciplinary materials research
Abstract of Award
Pennsylvania State University
REU Site: Soft Materials at Penn State University
Materials Science and Engineering
University Park, Pennsylvania
Primary: Prof. Coray M. Colina
Research Topics/Keywords: Nano-fabrication, computational techniques, ion conduction, biomacromolecules, polymers
Abstract of Award
Portland State University
REU Site: Research Experience in Nanotechnology and Sustainability
Department of Physics
Portland, Oregon
Primary: Professor Jun Jiao
Secondary: Prof. Erik Sanchez
Research Topics/Keywords: Microscopy and microanalysis of materials
Abstract of Award
Princeton, New Jersey
Primary: Professor Phuan Ong
Research Topics/Keywords: electronic materials, molecular interfaces, self-assembly, nanostructures
Comments: The MRSEC conducts a summer REU program.
Abstract of Award
Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
REU Site: Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers - the On-Ramp at Exit 9
Department of Physics and Astronomy
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Primary: Dr. Andrew Baker
(732) 445-5500
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics, Astronomy and Materials Research
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Astronomical Sciences, Physics
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
REU Site: Back to the Future II
Mat/Met Engineering
Rapid City, South Dakota
Primary: Prof. Michael K West
Research Topics/Keywords: Metallurgical engineering, materials science, materials engineering
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Department of Defense (DoD), Engineering
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
REU Site for Interdisciplinary Materials Research
Carbondale, Illinois
Primary: Boyd Goodson
(618) 453-6427
Secondary: Douglas Coons
(618) 453-6496
Research Topics/Keywords: materials chemistry, nanomaterials
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Chemistry
Syracuse University
REU Site: Interactive Biomaterials
Biomaterials Institute
Syracuse, New York
Primary: Dr. Julie Hasenwinkel
(315) 443-9410
Secondary: Patrick Mather
(315) 443-8760
Research Topics/Keywords: Possible research: bacteria-material interactions, biomimetic interfaces, smart drug delivery/release, 2D/3D active cell culture, cell-surface interactions
Comments: Undergrads majoring in following disciplines are invited to apply: Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or Physics with an interest in Biomaterials Science.
Abstract of Award
College Station, Texas
Primary: Holly Gaede
Research Topics/Keywords: Environmental Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, Materials Chemistry
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
Tuskegee University
REU in Nano-Bio Materials Science and Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Tuskegee, Alabama
Primary: Shaik Zainuddin
(334) 727-8501
Research Topics/Keywords: synthesis of nanoparticles for bio-med applications; nanosensors for salmonella enterica detection; nanoscale drug delivery for tumors; structure-property relationship of nano-bio composites
Abstract of Award
University of Akron
Polymer Science and Engineering at The University of Akron
Department of Polymer Science
Akron, Ohio
Primary: Prof. Gustavo Carri
(330) 972-7509
Research Topics/Keywords: Polymer chemistry, polymer physics, polymer engineering
Abstract of Award
Birmingham, Alabama
Primary: Professor Yogesh Vohra
Research Topics/Keywords: Theoretical and Experimental Research in Materials
Comments: Includes participation of pre-college teachers
Abstract of Award
University of Arkansas
REU Site: University of Arkansas, Directing Students to Scientific Careers
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Primary: David Paul
(479) 575-5190
Secondary: Julie Stenken
(479) 575-7018
Research Topics/Keywords: chemistry, biochemistry, materials science
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
University of Arkansas
Summer Research Program in Physics
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Primary: Reeta Vyas
(479) 575-6569
Secondary: Surendra Singh
(479) 575-5930
Research Topics/Keywords: •Nano-materials and Condensed Matter •Photonics, Lasers, and Quantum Optics •Soft Condensed Matter and Biophysics
Abstract of Award
University of California - Merced
Applications in Modern Materials
Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Merced, California
Primary: Carrie Menke
(209) 228-4318
Research Topics/Keywords: Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Materials Science
Comments: As the tenth (and newest) campus of the University of California system, participant benefit from amazing resources in a close-knit community of diverse scholars
Abstract of Award
University of California - Riverside
Materials Connection REU
Riverside, California
Primary: Ludwig Bartels
(951) 827-5535
Research Topics/Keywords: Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering
Abstract of Award
University of California - Santa Barbara
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)
Santa Barbara, California
Primary: Professor Craig Hawker
(805) 893-7161
Research Topics/Keywords: Polymers and composites, oxides, soft materials, molecular beam epitaxy
Comments: The MRSEC host numerous undergraduate research opportunities
Abstract of Award
Chicago, Illinois
Primary: Professor Ka Yee Lee
Research Topics/Keywords: materials dynamics; nanostructured materials; quantum materials
Comments: The MRSEC conducts a summer REU program.
Abstract of Award
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