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Auburn University
Collaborative Approaches among Scientists and Engineers
College of Engineering and College of Sciences and Mathematics
Auburn, Alabama
Primary: Kimberly Mulligan
(334) 844-4642
kxm0001@auburn.edu
Secondary: Cordelia Brown
(334) 844-2331
cmb0127@auburn.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Cross-disciplinary research projects that span the discipliners of Engineering, computer science, chemistry, biology, physics and geosciences, team mentoring
Comments: The primary goals of the REU are to develop an understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of STEM disciplines and improve sense of belonging in STEM through fostering effective mentor-mentee relationships.
Collaborative Approaches among Scientists and EngineersAbstract of Award
University of Alabama
Interdisciplinary Convergence to Advance the Biotechnological and Bioscience
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Primary: Ryan Summers
(205) 348-3169
rmsummers@eng.ua.edu
Secondary: Matthew Thompson
(205) 348-7020
mthompson10@ua.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Biotechnology, bioscience, biological engineering, biochemistry, biology, synthetic biology
Interdisciplinary Convergence to Advance the Biotechnological and BioscienceAbstract of Award
Auburn, Alabama
Primary: Brendan Higgins
bth0023@auburn.edu
Secondary: Sushil Adhikari
sza0016@auburn.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Multidisciplinary, biosystems engineering, biomolecular engineering, biological engineering, aquaponics, nanocellulose, polymers, adhesives, algae, sensors
Comments: This multidisciplinary site is also open to non-engineering majors
REU Site: : Research experience through collaborative teams in bioprocessing for conversion of waste into products of valueAbstract of Award
University of Alabama
REU Site: Engineering Sensors Systems and Signal Processing for Speech Pathology
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Primary: Todd Freeborn
(205) 348-6634
tjfreeborn1@eng.ua.edu
Secondary: Memorie Gosa
(205) 348-7131
memorie.gosa@ua.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Speech Pathology, Sensors, Image Processing, Speech, Language, Hearing
REU Site: Engineering Sensors Systems and Signal Processing for Speech PathologyAbstract of Award
University of Alabama
REU Site: Fluid Mechanics with Analysis using Computations and Experiments (FM-ACE)
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Primary: Dr. Amy Lang
(205) 348-1622
alang@eng.ua.edu
Secondary: Dr. Paul Hubner
(205) 348-1617
phubner@eng.ua.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Fluid mechanics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), experimental fluid dynamics, combustion, laser diagnostics, flow control, wind tunnel testing, boundary layers, bio-inspired eng, space propulsion
REU Site: Fluid Mechanics with Analysis using Computations and Experiments (FM-ACE)Abstract of Award
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Primary: Prof. Jason E. Bara
(205) 348-6836
jbara@eng.ua.edu
Secondary: Prof. John Kim
(205) 348-1729
ykim@eng.ua.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Polymer,Polymerization,Membrane,Chemical Eng.,Chemistry, Materials,Science,Ionic Liquid,Computational,Cells,Peptides, Electronics,Biomaterials,Biopolymers,Characterization,Structure, Properties
REU Site: Interdisciplinary Application of Advanced Polymers for Engineering InnovationsAbstract of Award
Tucson, Arizona
Primary: Allison Huff, D.H. Ed
(520) 621-0174
CIANEducation@optics.arizona.edu
Secondary: Amme Henning
(520) 621-8253
amee@optics.arizon.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Optics, photonics, communications, lasers, material science, electrical engineering,Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics, Chemical Engineering
Comments: ERC Center
Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN)Abstract of Award
Tucson, Arizona
Primary: Allison Huff MacPherson
(520) 621-0174
alison@optics.arizona.edu
Secondary: Robert A. Norwood
(520) 626-0936
rnorwood@optics.arizona.edu
University of Arkansas
REU Site: Tomorrow's Nanomufacturing: Engineering with Science (TNEWS)
Microelectronics-Photonics Graduate Program
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Primary: Professor D. Keith Roper
(801) 891-8921
dkroper@uark.edu
Secondary: Jingyi Chen
(479) 575-6203
chenj@uark.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Nanotechnology,manufacturing,innovation,materials, quantum,nanoparticle,optics,graphene,photovoltaics,biosensors,tribology,tissue,water,electron microscopy,lasers,spectroscopy,microscopy,nanoscience
Comments: TNEWS merges discovery-focused research with professional skills development and training in cross-cutting emerging technologies.
REU Site: Tomorrow's Nanomufacturing: Engineering with Science (TNEWS)Abstract of Award
University of California, Davis
REU Site: Bio-inspired & Bio-mediated Geotechnics Research Experience for Undergraduates (BBG REU)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Davis, California
Primary: Colleen E. Bronner
(845) 282-0675
cebronner@ucdavis.edu
Secondary: Jason DeJong
(530) 754-8995
jdejong@ucdavis.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Bio-inspired, bio-mediated, civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, sustainability, hazard mitigation, infrastructure construction, environmental restoration, liquefaction, earthquakes
REU Site: Bio-inspired & Bio-mediated Geotechnics Research Experience for Undergraduates (BBG REU)Abstract of Award
San Francisco, California
Primary: Zhaoshuo Jiang
(415) 338-7741
zsjiang@sfsu.edu
Secondary: Juan M. Caicedo
(803) 777-1925
caicedo@cec.sc.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Civil Engineering, Smart Structure Technology, Academia-Industry Collaboration, Structural Control, Structural Health Monitoring, Smart Sensing, Optimization, Innovative Experimental Methods
REU Site: Collaborative Research: Integrated Academia-Industry Research Experience for Undergraduate in Smart Structure TechnologyAbstract of Award
University of California, San Diego
REU Site: Designing for Safety and Safety by Design
Department of Structural Engineering
La Jolla, California
Primary: Kenneth Loh
(858) 822-0431
kenloh@ucsd.edu
Secondary: Michael Todd
(858) 534-5951
mdtodd@ucsd.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Damage assessment, damage mechanics, design optimization, numerical modelling,sensor technologies, signal processing, structural health monitoring, prognostics, uncertainty modeling
REU Site: Designing for Safety and Safety by DesignAbstract of Award
La Jolla, California
Primary: Adam J. Engler
(858) 246-0678
aengler@ucsd.edu
Secondary: Roberto Gaetani
rgaetani@ucsd.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Biomaterials,Polymers,Cells,Tissues,Mechanical Properties,Nanoparticles,Collagen,Fibronectin,Electrospinning,Foams,Hydrogels
REU Site: Engineered Materials for Tissue Engineering and Drug DeliveryAbstract of Award
Stanford University
REU Site: Re-inventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWlt)
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Palo Alto, California
Primary: Dr. Pam McLeod
(650) 724-2923
pamelamc@stanford.edu
Secondary: Shamealle Bostic
(650) 497-5142
sbostic@stanford.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: environmental engineering, environmental science, water, wastewater
REU Site: Re-inventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWlt)Abstract of Award
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
REU Site: Research Experience for Undergraduates in UAV Technologies
Aerospace Engineering
Pomona, California
Primary: Subodh Bhandari
(909) 869-2612
sbhandari@cpp.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: UAV Autonomy, Sense & Avoid, GPS-Denied Navigation, Multi UAV Coordination and Control, Flight Testing, System Identification, Intelligent Control, Flight Control Optimization, Modeling & Simulation
REU Site: Research Experience for Undergraduates in UAV TechnologiesAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Department of Defense (DoD), Engineering
University of California-Berkeley
Transfer-to-Excellence (TTE) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site
Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E35)
Berkeley, California
Primary: Nicole McIntyre
nicolemcintyre@berkeley.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Community college, electronics, engineering, biology, genomics, electrical engineering, material science
Transfer-to-Excellence (TTE) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) SiteAbstract of Award
Golden, Colorado
Primary: Dr. Reza Hedayat
(303) 273-3401
hedayat@mines.edu
Secondary: Dr. Gabriel Walton
(303) 384-2235
gwalton@mines.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Civil Engineering, Geological Engineering, Mining Engineering, Infrastructure Materials, Resilience and Sustainability, Data Analytics, Remote Sensing, Underground Infrastructure, Transportation
Comments: This collaborative REU site award to Colorado School of Mines, located in Golden, CO, Lehigh University, located in Bethlehem, PA, and California State University, Los Angeles, located in Los Angeles, CA focuses on Underground Infrastructure and hosts four students in each university per year.
REU site: Collaborative Research: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Underground InfrastructureAbstract of Award
Durango, Colorado
Primary: Megan Paciaroni
(970) 274-6753
MePaciaroni@fortlewis.edu
Secondary: Marnie S. Clay
(970) 247-7071
msclay@fortlewis.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: undergraduate research, mentoring, energy, propulsion, combustion, laser diagnostics, nuclear reactors, molecular energy transfer, liquid phase molecular dynamics, environment, ecology
REU Site: Enriching the Undergraduate Research Experience for Native American StudentsAbstract of Award
Colorado State University
REU Site: Extreme Ultraviolet Laser Science and Technology
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Fort Collins, Colorado
Primary: Jorge Rocca
(970) 491-8371
jorge.rocca@colostate.edu
Secondary: Steve Leone
(510) 643-5467
srl@berkeley.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Extreme UV soft x-rays,x-ray sources,ultrafast and high power lasers,nanoscale imaging,chemical and solid state carrier dynamics,four wave mixing,laser created plasmas,intense laser matter interaction
Comments: Internships available at both Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO and at the University of California at Berkeley in Berkeley, CA. Applications for Summer 2020 internships will be accepted beginning 15 December 2019.
REU Site: Extreme Ultraviolet Laser Science and TechnologyAbstract of Award
University of Denver (Colorado Seminary)
REU Site: Summer Engineering Research Experiences in Power and Energy Systems for Smart Cities
Electrical and Computer Engineering / Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Scienc
Denver, Colorado
Primary: David Wenzhong Gao, PhD
(303) 871-3570
Wenzhong.Gao@du.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Power System Resiliency, Transportation Electrification, Energy Economy, Community Microgrids, Data Analytics, Renewable Energy, Smart Grid, Power Systems, Energy Systems, Smart Cities
REU Site: Summer Engineering Research Experiences in Power and Energy Systems for Smart CitiesAbstract of Award
University of Connecticut
REU Site: Entrepreneurial Research Experience for Undergraduates
School of Engineering
Storrs, Connecticut
Primary: Daniel D. Burkey
(860) 486-5466
e-reu@uconn.edu
Secondary: Tracy Maheu
(860) 486-5466
e-reu@uconn.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: entrepreneurship, intellectual property, multisciplinary, business plan, idea generation, engineering, technology
REU Site: Entrepreneurial Research Experience for UndergraduatesAbstract of Award
Storrs, Connecticut
Primary: Arash Esmaili Zaghi
(860) 486-2468
zaghi@engr.uconn.edu
Secondary: Mohammad Techranipoor
(860) 486-3471
tehrani@engr.unconn.edu
Newark, Delaware
Primary: Jill Higginson
(302) 831-6622
higginson@udel.edu
Secondary: Xin Lu
(302) 831-3581
xlu@udel.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: biomechanical engineering, osteoarthritis, quantitative analysis, computational skills, physical therapy, connective tissue biomechanics, cellular mechanobiology, molecular transport,rehabilitation
Dare to BE FIRST - Biomechanical Engineering Foundations in Impactful Research, Science & TechnologyAbstract of Award
Orlando, Florida
Primary: Ali P. Gordon
(407) 823-4986
ali@ucf.edu
Secondary: Jeffrey L. Kauffman
(407) 823-0370
JLKauffman@ucf.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Multidisciplinary,Space,Launch,Fleet Management,Mars,Advanced Propellent,Mach 5,Combined Extreme Environments,Fluid-Structure Interaction,Additive Mfg.,Flame Diagnostics,Turbomachinery, Aerodynamics
Comments: This site is supported by the Department of Defense in partnership with the NSF REU program.
REU Site: Advanced Technologies for HYpersonic, Propulsive, Energetic and Reusable Platforms (HYPER)Abstract of Award
Orlando, Florida
Primary: Andre Gesquiere
(407) 454-1317
andre@ucf.edu
Secondary: Sudipta Seal
(407) 823-5277
Sudipta.Seal@ucf.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Biotechnology, Nanoscience and technology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nanomedicine, Biophotonics, Sensors, Therapeutics
REU Site: Engineering and Nanoscience of Materials and Device Applications in Biotechnology and MedicineAbstract of Award
University of Florida
REU Site: Engineering for Healthcare
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Gainesville, Florida
Primary: Douglas Spearot
(352) 392-6747
REUEngineeringforhealthcare@mae.ufl.edu
Secondary: Malisa Sarntinoranont
(352) 392-8404
REUEngineeringforhealthcare@mae.ufl.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Surface engineering, Biofluids and Biotransport, Thin films, Biomedical photonics, Rehabilitative Engineering, Biomechanics, Mechanobiology, Soft Tissue Mechanics, Hydrogels
REU Site: Engineering for HealthcareAbstract of Award
Florida State University
REU Site: Multi-physics of Active Systems and Structures
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
Tallahassee, Florida
Primary: Chiang Shih
(850) 645-0102
shih@eng.fsu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Micro Air Vehicles, robotics, supersonic flows,flow control, aeroacoustics, sensors and actuators, smart materials, thermal management, autonomous control, model and simulation, instrumentation,
REU Site: Multi-physics of Active Systems and StructuresAbstract of Award
Florida International University
REU Site: Preparing RF Engineers for Communication, Imaging and Sensing (PRECISE)
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Miami, Florida
Primary: Dr. Nezih Pala
(305) 348-3016
npala@fiu.edu
Secondary: Dr. Shubhendu Bhardwaj
(305) 348-5444
sbhardwa@fiu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Radio frequency, RF, millimeter waves, mmW, terahertz, THz, antennas, MIMO, 5G, 6G, wireless communication, radar, RFIC
REU Site: Preparing RF Engineers for Communication, Imaging and Sensing (PRECISE)Abstract of Award
Florida Atlantic University
REU Site: Removing Barriers to Ocean Current Based Electricity Production through Undergraduate Research
Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center
Boca Raton, Florida
Primary: James VanZwieten Jr.
(561) 297-0955
jvanzwi@fau.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: marine renewable energy, ocean current energy, hydrokinetic energy, renewable energy, tidal energy, ocean engineering, mechanical engineering, marine sciences, ocean sciences, green energy, power
REU Site: Removing Barriers to Ocean Current Based Electricity Production through Undergraduate ResearchAbstract of Award
Gainesville, Florida
Primary: Carlos Rinaldi
(352) 392-0881
reu@che.ufl.edu
Secondary: Emily Lopez
(352) 392-0881
admin@che.ufl.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Catalysis, reaction engineering, nanomanufacturing, nanoscale engineering, complex flows, interfacial phenomena, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering
REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Chemical Engineering at the University of FloridaAbstract of Award
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