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REU Sites: Chemistry

This is a list of the active chemistry division funded REU sites (Sites with active NSF awards). Almost every site has a web page where more information can be obtained. Clicking on a highlighted site title should direct you to the external web page. [NSF is not responsible for the content of these external web pages.] Useful information for REU Site Principal Investigators can be found through the REU Leadership Group ( [Not an NSF website -- NSF is not responsible for its content]

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Site Information Site Location Contact Information Additional Information
Primary: Dr. Miriam Krause
(612) 625-1036
Research Topics/Keywords: Nanoparticle synthesis; Nano-bio interactions; Nano-enabled agriculture; Analytical tools; Computational chemistry; Sustainability
Princeton University
REU Site: Molecular Biophysics
Molecular Biology
Princeton, New Jersey
Primary: Jannette Carey
(609) 258-1631
Research Topics/Keywords: Molecular Biology, international, Czech Republic, biophysics
Comments: Contact: Derrick Rose,
REU Site: Molecular BiophysicsAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Chemistry, International Science and Engineering
West Lafayette, Indiana
Primary: Greg Michalski
(765) 494-3704
Secondary: Guarav Chopra
Research Topics/Keywords: Analytical chemistry, drug discovery, mass spectrometry, environmental science
NY, New York
Primary: Michael Sponsler
(315) 443-4880
Secondary: April LePage
(315) 443-4109
Research Topics/Keywords: chemistry, biochemistry, organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, materials, theoretical
REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry at Syracuse UniversityAbstract of Award
Syracuse, New York
Primary: Karin Ruhlandt-Senge
(315) 443-1306
Secondary: Michael Sponsler
(315) 443-4880
College Station, Texas
Primary: Holly Gaede
(979) 845-0520
Secondary: Marylin Warren
(979) 845-0520
Research Topics/Keywords: Atmospheric chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, biological chemistry, catalysis, computational chemistry, energy, environment, enzymes, green chemistry, materials chemistry,continued below...
Comments: Additional Key Words: mechanism, metal-organic frameworks, metabolism, nanotechnology, polymers, sensing, solar, surface, synthesis
REU Site: Biological, Environmental, and Materials Chemistry Research at Texas A&M UniversityAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
Texas A&M University
REU Site: Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
College Station, Texas
Primary: Mary Bryk
(979) 862-2294
Secondary: Gary Kunkel
(979) 845-6257
Research Topics/Keywords: biosciences, biochemistry, biophysics, developmental biology, gene expression, genomics, enzymology, membrane structure, microbiology, molecular biology, phage biology, proteomics
Comments: coordinators are the PI and co-PI
REU Site: Summer Undergraduate Research Program in BiochemistryAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Chemistry
Texas A&M University
NSF Center for the Mechanical Control of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
College Station, Texas
Primary: James Batteas
(979) 458-2965
Research Topics/Keywords: Mechanochemistry, Green Chemistry, Materials Synthesis, Sustainability, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry
Texas State University
REU Site: A Chemistry REU on Molecular Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CheMIE)
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
San Marcos, Texas
Primary: Cory Holland
(512) 245-6869
Secondary: William Brittain
(512) 245-3308
Research Topics/Keywords: innovation, collaboration, entrepreneurial, business, industry
REU Site: A Chemistry REU on Molecular Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CheMIE)Abstract of Award
Washington DC, District Of Columbia
Primary: Stephen Boyes
(202) 994-5663
Secondary: Adelina Voutchkova-Kostal
(202) 994-6477
Research Topics/Keywords: Green Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Sustainability, Science Policy, Organic, Polymer Chemistry, Physical, Analytical, Inorganic, Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Computational
Advancing Chemistry Research by Integrating Green Chemistry and Science PolicyAbstract of Award
Columbus, Ohio
Primary: John Herbert
(614) 292-6851
Secondary: Bern Kohler
(614) 688-2635
Research Topics/Keywords: spectroscopy, physical chemistry, materials science, molecular interactions
Experimental and Computational Spectroscopy: Fundamental Probes of Molecules, Molecular Interactions, and MaterialsAbstract of Award
The Pennsylvania State University
Penn State Chemistry REU: Catalysis and Motion
University Park, Pennsylvania
Primary: Squire J. Booker
(814) 865-8793
Secondary: Amber Schoenauer
(814) 865-3014
Research Topics/Keywords: Antibiotic Resistance, Catalysis, Cellular Trafficking, Chemotaxis, Computation, Dynamics, Electron Microscopy, Electrochemistry....see Additional Comments
Comments: Additional Keywords: Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Energy, Iron-Sulfur Clusters, Macromolecular Dynamics, Molecular Motors, Mössbauer Spectroscopy, Natural Product Biosynthesis, Net
Penn State Chemistry REU: Catalysis and MotionAbstract of Award
Tulane University
REU: Summer MAterials Research at Tulane (SMART)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Primary: Professor Hank Ashbaugh
(504) 865-5772
Research Topics/Keywords: Multidisciplinary program focusing on materials for health, energy and environment applications
REU: Summer MAterials Research at Tulane (SMART)Abstract of Award
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Primary: Carribeth Bliem
(919) 962-6194
Secondary: Marcey L Waters
(919) 843-6522
Research Topics/Keywords: cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art facilities, collaborative environment, career development
Summer Undergraduate Ressearch Opportunity in Chemistry (SUROC)Abstract of Award
University at Buffalo
University at Buffalo Chemistry 360 REU
Department of Chemistry
Buffalo, New York
Primary: Jason Benedict
(716) 645-4276
Secondary: Tim Cook
(716) 645-4327
Research Topics/Keywords: Research, Career Development, Industrial, Social media, Chemistry
University at Buffalo Chemistry 360 REUAbstract of Award
University of Arkansas
Encouraging Students in Science
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Primary: David Paul
(479) 575-5190
Secondary: Leslie Johnson
(479) 575-7942
Research Topics/Keywords: REU
Encouraging Students in ScienceAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Chemistry
Berkeley, California
Primary: Dr. Sarah Smaga
Research Topics/Keywords: multidisciplinary, chemical biology, organic chemistry, structural biology, directed evolution
University of California, Irvine
UCI Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Chem-SURF)
Department of Chemistry
Irvine, California
Primary: Sergey Nizkorodov
(949) 824-1262
Research Topics/Keywords: Types of Chemistry (Analytical,Atmospheric,Computational,Inorganic Nuclear,Organic,Organometallic,Physical,Polymers,Synthetic,Theoretical)
UCI Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Chem-SURF)Abstract of Award
Cincinnati, Ohio
Primary: Anna Gudmundsdottir
(513) 556-9238
Secondary: Ruxandra Dima
(513) 556-3961
Research Topics/Keywords: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. Big data and data science and machine learning in chemistry
Chemistry REU Site at the University of CincinnatiAbstract of Award
Storrs, Connecticut
Primary: José Gascón
(860) 486-0591
Secondary: Alfredo Angeles-Bosa
(860) 486-6718
Research Topics/Keywords: Inorganic, Organic, Materials, Analytical, Physical, Computational Chemistry
REU Site: Chemistry at the University of ConnecticutAbstract of Award
University of Florida/Université L. Pasteur, Université Pierre and Marie Curie, Université Paul Saba
i-REU Site: The US/France REU Exchange Site in Chemistry: Forming Global Scientists for the 21st Century
Strasbourg, Paris, Toulouse, Florida
Primary: Valeria D. Kleiman
(352) 392-4656
Secondary: Adrian Roitberg
(352) 392-6972
Research Topics/Keywords: chemistry (all areas), international, France
Comments: Additional Primary Contact Information: Name: Valeria D. Kleiman Email:
i-REU Site: The US/France REU Exchange Site in Chemistry: Forming Global Scientists for the 21st CenturyAbstract of Award
Lawrence, Kansas
Primary: Mikhail Barybin
(785) 864-4106
Secondary: David R. Benson
(785) 864-4090
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
REU Site: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Advanced Chemical Sensing and Imaging
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Baltimore, Maryland
Primary: Zeev Rosenzweig
(410) 455-2521
Secondary: Marcin Ptaszek
(410) 455-2264
Research Topics/Keywords: chemistry, biochemistry, spectroscopy, imaging
REU Site: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Advanced Chemical Sensing and ImagingAbstract of Award
Amherst, Massachusetts
Primary: Ruthanne Paradise
(413) 545-7202
Secondary: Kevin Kittilstved
(413) 545-6096
Research Topics/Keywords: Renewable Energy, Photovoltaics, Biofuels, Fuel Cells
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
University of Michigan REU Site in the Chemical Sciences
Department of Chemistry
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Primary: Brian P. Coppola
University of Minnesota
Molecular Interactions Virtual REU
Virtual, Minnesota
Primary: Jarrod French
Research Topics/Keywords: Chemistry, biochemistry, molecular interactions, structure-activity relationships, docking, molecular modeling, online, flexible
University of Minnesota
Challenges of the 21st Century
Department of Chemistry
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Primary: Nick Erickson
(612) 624-0026
Secondary: Steven Kass
(612) 625-7513
Research Topics/Keywords: Chemistry research, 10 week summer program, open area
Challenges of the 21st CenturyAbstract of Award
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
NSF Center for Sustainable Polymers Summer Undergraduate Research Program
College of Science and Engineering
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Primary: Dr. Annabelle Watts
(612) 626-6732
Research Topics/Keywords: Polymer Chemistry, Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Sustainable Polymers, Sustainability, Synthesis
University of Mississippi
Ole Miss Physical Chemistry Summer Research Program
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Oxford, Mississippi
Primary: Nathan Hammer
(662) 915-3989
Secondary: Gregory S. Tschumper
(662) 915-7301
Research Topics/Keywords: Physical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Theory, Spectroscopy, Nanomaterials, Energy, Biophysics
Ole Miss Physical Chemistry Summer Research ProgramAbstract of Award
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
REU Site: Training in Redox Biology
Lincoln, Nebraska
Primary: Donald Becker
(402) 472-9652
Secondary: Julie Stone
(402) 472-4902
Research Topics/Keywords: Redox biology, biochemistry, oxidative stress, redox signaling and regulation, enzymes, protein structure, molecular biology
Comments: Hannah Kahler/Administrative Assistant/
REU Site: Training in Redox BiologyAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Chemistry
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