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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.

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REU Sites
Site Information Site Location Contact Information Additional Information
Tallahassee, Florida
Primary: Jose A. Sanchez
(850) 645-0033
Research Topics/Keywords: Materials and phenomena at high magnetic fields
National High Magnetic Field LaboratoryAbstract of Award
Durham, North Carolina
Primary: Catherine Reyes
Research Topics/Keywords: materials science and engineering, project planning, experimental design, data analysis and presentation
Comments: The Triangle MRSEC conducts a collaborative and interdisciplanry REU program
Triangle Center for Excellence for Materials Research and Innovation: Programmable Assembly of Soft MatterAbstract of Award
New York, New York
Primary: Jeff DeMars
(212) 854-1890
Secondary: Vanessa Giardino
(212) 854-1890
Research Topics/Keywords: materials science and engineering, interdisciplinary research in physics, chemistry, applied physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials engineering and electrical engineering
MRSEC: Columbia Center for Precision Assembly of Superstratic and Superatomic SolidsAbstract of Award
Cleveland State University
Synthesis, Assembly and Characterization of Soft Matter Systems
Physics Department
Cleveland, Ohio
Primary: Kiril Streletzky
(216) 687-2433
Secondary: Jessica Bickel
(216) 523-7549
Research Topics/Keywords: Soft matter, microgel and hydrogel nanoparticles, anisotropic particles, biomaterials and applications, self-assembly, materials characterization, fluid flow in soft matter
Synthesis, Assembly and Characterization of Soft Matter SystemsAbstract of Award
Brigham Young University
REU Site: Physics Research at Brigham Young University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Provo, Utah
Primary: Dr. Jean-Francois Van Huele
(801) 422-4481
Secondary: Dr. John Colton
(801) 997-0572
Research Topics/Keywords: Atomic Physics, Condensed Matter, Visible Astronomy, Acoustics, Ultrafast Nonliner Optics, Computational & Experimental Plasma Physics, Extreme Ultraviolate Optics, Surface Physics, Electron Microsopy
Comments: RET component.
REU Site: Physics Research at Brigham Young UniversityAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
Waltham, Massachusetts
Primary: Prof. Seth Fraden
(781) 736-2800
Research Topics/Keywords: biomaterials, nano-structured materials, complex fluids, chiral self-assembly, confined polymers
Comments: This REU Program is a part of the MRSEC at Brandeis University.
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center - BioInspired Soft MaterialsAbstract of Award
Boston, Massachusetts
Primary: Kelly Capri
(617) 353-7286
Research Topics/Keywords: Biological Physics, Computational Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Particle Physics, Physics Education Research, Photonics, Quantum Physics, Statistical Physics
REU Site: BU-PRO: Boston University Physics Research OpportunitiesAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
Boise State University
REU Site: Materials for Society
Materials Science and Engineering
Boise, Idaho
Primary: Rick Ubic
(208) 426-2309
Secondary: Noah Salzman
(208) 426-5726
Research Topics/Keywords: Energy Generation, Storage, Conservation and Sustainability, Solar Cells, Thermoelectics, Batteries, Molecular Simulations, Carbon Nanoelectronics, Magnetic Shape-memory Alloys
Comments: Mentors from various disciplines work with students to develop skills needed to excel in both academic and industrial research environments, where interdisciplinary teams are standard.
REU Site: Materials for SocietyAbstract of Award
Binghamton, New York
Primary: Jeffrey Mativetsky
(607) 777-6136
Research Topics/Keywords: Renewable Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Generation, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Comments: Students will receive additional education training in safety, research ethics, and renewable energy and storage
REU Site: Renewable Energy Generation and StorageAbstract of Award
Washington, District Of Columbia
Primary: Steven Meyers, Ph.D.
(202) 872-6365
Research Topics/Keywords: chemical and materials science
Comments: Students will conduct research in Germany, Italy, Singapore, or the United Kingdom for 10-12 weeks under the guidance of faculty and graduate students
iREU Site: Building Networks for U.S. and International Materials Science Undergraduates in Germany, Italy, Singapore, and the United KingdomAbstract of Award
Cofunded: International Science and Engineering
Alabama A&M University
Physics REU at AAMU
Department of Physics
Normal, Alabama
Primary: Dr. Padjama Guggila
(256) 372-8141
Research Topics/Keywords: Materials Science, Optics and Space Science
Physics REU at AAMUAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
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