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Yale University
REU Site: Convergence of Research at the Interface of the Biological, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Physics, and Applied Physics
New Haven, Connecticut
Primary: Corey O'Hern
(203) 432-4258
Secondary: Lynne Regan
(203) 432-9843
Research Topics/Keywords: cellular processes;cellular motion;cell biology; biological imaging; imaging technology and method development;protein structure and function;protein design; protein-interaction; self-assembly;
Comments: Coordinator: Dorottya Noble; email: ; Phone: 203-432-2751
Yale UniversityAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Engineering
Worcester, Massachusetts
Primary: Zoe Reidinger, PhD
(508) 831-6735
Secondary: Kris Billiar, PhD
(508) 831-5384
Research Topics/Keywords: biomedical engineering, regenerative medicine, biomechanics, anti-microbial, biomaterials
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteAbstract of Award
William Marsh Rice University
REU Site: Nanotechnology REU with Focus on Community Colleges
School Science Technology SST
Houston, Texas
Primary: Carolyn A. Nichol
(713) 348-2672
Secondary: Rafael Verduzco
(713) 348-6492
Research Topics/Keywords: Nanotechnology , Community College
William Marsh Rice UniversityAbstract of Award
Detroit, Michigan
Primary: Jeremy L. Rickli
(313) 577-1752
Secondary: Yinlun Huang
(313) 577-3771
Research Topics/Keywords: Manufacturing, sustainability, lightweight materials manufacturing, energy storage materials, remanufacturing, chemical-energy-water nexus
Wayne State UniversityAbstract of Award
Washington State University
REU Site: Engineering Tool for Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering
Pullman, Washington
Primary: Nehal I. Abu-Lail
(509) 335-4961
Secondary: Cornelius F. Ivory
(509) 335-7716
Research Topics/Keywords: Biofilms, Chronic wounds, multidrug resistance, neonatal sepsis, cardiac biomarkers, osteoarthritis, nanobiocatalysis, diabetes, heart attack, protein engr, muscle dystrophy, prostate cancer,neck pain
Washington State UniversityAbstract of Award
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
REU Site: Imaging and Mechanics-based Projects on Accidental Cases of Trauma
Biomedical Engineering
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Primary: Joel Stitzel
(336) 716-5597
Secondary: Ashley Weaver
(336) 716-0944
Research Topics/Keywords: Biomedical engineering , Imaging biomechanics, mechanics, trauma, injury,accident , modeling
Wake Forest University School of MedicineAbstract of Award
Blacksburg, Virginia
Primary: Jan Helge Bohn
(540) 231-3276
Research Topics/Keywords: Automotive Engineering, International, Europe, Germany, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt
Virginia TechAbstract of Award
Virginia Tech
REU Site: Interdisciplinary Water Science and Engineering
Inst. for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS) and Dept. of Engr. Education
Blacksburg, Virginia
Primary: Dr. Vinod K. Lohani
(540) 231-0019
Secondary: Jennifer Cacciola
(540) 231-5244
Research Topics/Keywords: Urbanization Impacts, Chemical and Microbial Water Quality, Real-time Water Monitoring, Flint Study, Waste Water Treatment, Wetland Studies, International Water Issues, Drinking Water
Comments: This is an interdisciplinary site and students from various disciplinary backgrounds are welcome. We strongly encourage students from underrepresented minorities to apply. This Site includes an intern
Virginia TechAbstract of Award
Virginia Polytechnic Institute ans State University
REU Site: Research Opportunities in Interdisciplinary Water Sciences and Engineering
Engineering Education
Blackburg, Virginia
Primary: Vinod K. Lohani
(540) 231-9545
Research Topics/Keywords: Water Research in Civil/Environmental/Agricultural Engineering; crop and Soil Environmental Sciences: Geosciences; Chemistry; Industrial Design
Virginia Polytechnic Institute ans State UniversityAbstract of Award
Nashville, Tennessee
Primary: Prof. Clare McCabe
(615) 322-6853
Secondary: Prof. Sandra Rosenthal
(615) 322-2633
Research Topics/Keywords: nanoscale materials and engineering
Vanderbilt UniversityAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Engineering
University of Washington
REU Site: Sensorimotor Neural Engineering
Bioengineering; Computer Science and Engineering
Seattle, Washington
Primary: Eric Chudler
Secondary: Thomas Daniel
Research Topics/Keywords: neuroscience, neurobiology, neural engineering
Comments: Coordinator: Lise Johnson (
University of WashingtonAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Engineering
University of Virginia
REU Site: Wireless Health
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Charlottesville, Virginia
Primary: John C Lach
(434) 924-6086
Secondary: Carolyn Vallas
(434) 924-0614
Research Topics/Keywords: Crosscutting Electrical and Computer Engineering and Science, wireless networks, integrated circuits, sensing, signal processing, communication, data mining, databases, health applications
University of VirginiaAbstract of Award
University of Virginia
REU Site: Multi-Scale Systems Bioengineering
Biomedical Engineering
Charlottesville, Virginia
Primary: Timothy E. Allen
(434) 982-6751
Research Topics/Keywords: systems bioengineering, biomedical engineering, biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, computational biology
University of VirginiaAbstract of Award
University of Texas at Austin
REU Site: BME Community of Undergradute Research Scholar
Biomedical Engineering
Austin, Texas
Primary: Mia K. Markey
(512) 471-6424
Secondary: Laura Suggs
(512) 232-1671
Research Topics/Keywords: Research Cancer
University of Texas at AustinAbstract of Award
Austin, Texas
Primary: Roger T. Bonnecaze
(512) 471-1497
Secondary: S.V Sreenivasan
(512) 471-6546
Research Topics/Keywords: Nanomanufacturing Systems, Mobile computing and Energy Technologies
University of Texas at AustinAbstract of Award
University of South Florida
REU Site: Tampa Interdisciplinary Environmental Reserach
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Tampa, Florida
Primary: Maya A. Trotz
(813) 974-5465
Secondary: Sarina J. Ergas
(813) 974-2275
Research Topics/Keywords: Interdisciplinary Environmental Research
University of South FloridaAbstract of Award
Tampa, Florida
Primary: Venkat Bhethanabotla
(813) 974-3041
Secondary: John Kuhn
(813) 974-6498
Research Topics/Keywords: functional materials, manufacturing, nanomaterials, composites, sensors, materials science, materials engineering
University of South FloridaAbstract of Award
University of South Carolina at Columbia
REU Site: Cradle to the Grave-CO2 Opportunities and Challenges
Department of Chemical Engineering
Columbia, South Carolina
Primary: Jochen Lauterbach
(803) 777-7904
Secondary: Christopher T. Wlliams
(803) 777-0143
Research Topics/Keywords: CO2 Sequestration: Materials; Energy Converison
University of South Carolina at ColumbiaAbstract of Award
Columbia, South Carolina
Primary: Juan M. Caicedo
(803) 777-1925
Secondary: Zhaoshuo Jiang
(415) 338-7741
Research Topics/Keywords: Civil Engineering, Smart Structure Technology, Academia-Industry Collaboration, Structural Control, Structural Health Monitoring, Smart Sensing, Optimization, Innovative Experimental Methods
University of South CarolinaAbstract of Award
Rochester, New York
Primary: Andrew Berger
(585) 273-4724
Secondary: Nick Vamivakas
(585) 275-2089
Research Topics/Keywords: Optics, Photonics, Physics, Engineering, Nano, Quantum, Biophotonics
University of RochesterAbstract of Award
University of Rochester
REU Site: Advancing Human Health from Nano to Network
4.160 Dewey Hall
Rochester, New York
Primary: Beth Olivares
(585) 275-7512
Secondary: Wendi B. Heinzelman
(585) 273-3958
Research Topics/Keywords: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Optics
University of RochesterAbstract of Award
University of Pittsburgh
REU Site: American Student Placements in Rehabilitation Engineering
Rehabilitation Science & Technology
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Primary: Rory A. Cooper
(412) 383-6596
Secondary: Alicia M. Koontz
(412) 365-4850
Research Topics/Keywords: Rehabilitation Engineering
University of PittsburghAbstract of Award
University of Pittsburgh
Quality of Life Technology Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
SHRS- Rehabilitation Sci & Tech
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Primary: Dan Ding
(412) 954-5278
Research Topics/Keywords: Engineering
University of PittsburghAbstract of Award
University of Pittsburgh
REU Site: Engineering Tool for Decision Support in Systems Medicine
Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Primary: Robert S. Parker
(412) 624-7364
Research Topics/Keywords: Systems Engineering; Mathematical Modeling; Biomedical Systems
University of PittsburghAbstract of Award
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Primary: Joseph McCarthy
(412) 624-7362
Secondary: Taryn Bayles
(412) 383-9970
Research Topics/Keywords: functional materials, energy, biomedicine, sustainability, nanoparticles, multi-phase systems, particle processing, chemical engineering
University of PittsburghAbstract of Award
University of Pennsylvania
REU Site: SUNFEST: Susmmer Undergraduate Research in Sensor Technologi
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Primary: Jan Van der Spiegel
(215) 898-7116
Secondary: Colleen Kennedy
(215) 746-1445
Research Topics/Keywords: Sensors, Sensor Technology, Sensors for Robotics, Imagers, Biomedical, Biosensors, Chemical Sensing, Nanotechnology, Bio-inspired sensing, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engr, Material Engr
University of PennsylvaniaAbstract of Award
University of New York at Stony Brook
REU Site: Nanotechnology for Health, Energy and the Environment
Materials Science and Engineering
Stony Brook, New York
Primary: Gary P. Halada
Research Topics/Keywords: Nanotechnology for Health, Energy and Environment
University of New York at Stony BrookAbstract of Award
University of New Mexico
Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Nanoscience and Microsystems Engineering
Center for Microengineered Materials & Materials & Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Primary: Abhaya K. Datye
(505) 277-0477
Secondary: Nora Akram
(505) 277-2833
Research Topics/Keywords: nanomaterials, biomaterials, nanoparticles, energy conversion, catalysts, fuel cells, imaging, flow cytometry, drug delivery, Self assembly, Optoelectronic devices, solar cells, sensors
University of New MexicoAbstract of Award
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
REU Site: Sustainability of Horizontal Civil Networks in Rural Areas
Department of Civil Engineering
Lincoln, Nebraska
Primary: Shannon Bartelt-Hunt
(402) 554-3868
Secondary: Alisha Hanshaw
(402) 472-2869
Research Topics/Keywords: sustainability, infrastructure, civil engineering, environmental and water resources engineering, structures, civil engineering materials, transportation engineering
University of Nebraska-LincolnAbstract of Award
Lincoln, Nebraska
Primary: Carl A. Nelson
(402) 472-4128
Secondary: Gregory R. Bashford
(402) 472-1745
Research Topics/Keywords: Biomedical Devices
University of Nebraska-LincolnAbstract of Award
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