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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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REU Sites
Site Information Site Location Contact Information Additional Information
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Primary: John B. Vincent
Secondary: Stephen A. Woski
Research Topics/Keywords: chemistry
Flagstaff, Arizona
Primary: Amy Whipple
(928) 523-8727
Secondary: Ted Martinez
(928) 523-3383
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, environmental science, chemistry, geology, forestry, environmental engineering
Comments: For program detail, please contact to Dr.Ted Martinez, (928) 523-3383,
REU Site: Research Training in Environmental ScienceAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Chemistry
Northern Arizona University
REU site: Shima' nahasdza'a'n bee 'iina' (Mother Earth Gives Life)
Environmental Sciences
Flagstaff, Arizona
Primary: Amy Whipple
(928) 523-8727
Research Topics/Keywords: Environmental Science including mentors from biology, chemistry, geology, and environmental engineering
REU site: Shima' nahasdza'a'n bee 'iina' (Mother Earth Gives Life)Abstract 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
University of California, Los Angeles
REU Site: Nanosystems Chemistry and Engineering Research (NanoCER)
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Los Angeles, California
Primary: Manashi Chatterjee
Secondary: Robin Garrell
Research Topics/Keywords: Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering (Mechanical & Aerospace, Electrical, Bio-)
REU Site: Nanosystems Chemistry and Engineering Research (NanoCER)Abstract of Award
Los Angeles, California
Primary: Anna Krylov
Research Topics/Keywords: Physical, Organic, Material, and Biological Chemistry
REU Site: Snapshots of Chemistry: Visualization of Processes at the Molecular LevelAbstract of Award
University of California - Riverside
REU Site: Materials Connection (MacReu R'Side)
Riverside, California
Primary: Ludwig Bartels
(951) 827-2041
Secondary: Kevin Esterling
(951) 827-3833
Research Topics/Keywords: Chemistry, Physics, Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, and Chemical), Materials (Catalytic and Energy), Processing (Thin film and Semiconductor), Nanofabrication
REU Site: Materials Connection (MacReu R'Side)Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Chemistry
Davis, California
Primary: Annaliese Franz
(530) 752-9820
Secondary: Kirill Kovnir
(530) 750-5563
Research Topics/Keywords: chemistry, energy, catalysis, materials, biotechnology
UC Davis ChemEnergy REU Site: Chemistry Research Experience for Undergraduates in Energy and CatalysisAbstract of Award
Fort Collins, Colorado
Primary: Matt Shores
(970) 491-7235
Secondary: James Neilson
(970) 491-2958
Research Topics/Keywords: Materials chemistry, atmospheric and environmental chemistry, polymer chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, chemical biology
Storrs, Connecticut
Primary: Mark Peczuh
Research Topics/Keywords: Organic, Inorganic, Analytical, Physical, Biological, and Polymer Chemistry
REU Site in Chemistry at the University of ConnecticutAbstract of Award
Georgetown University
REU Site: Chemistry Research at Georgetown University
Department of Chemistry
Washington, District Of Columbia
Primary: Jennifer Swift
Secondary: Sarah Stoll
Research Topics/Keywords: Chemistry (broadly defined)
REU Site: Chemistry Research at Georgetown UniversityAbstract 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
Florida International University
Sensing, Monitoring, and Detection: From Molecules to Applications
Chemistry& Biochemistry
Miami, Florida
Primary: Konstantinos Kavallieratos
(305) 348-6034
Secondary: Jaroslava Miksovska
(305) 348-7406
Research Topics/Keywords: Sensors, Detection, Biosensors, Forensics, Environmental, Nuclear, Separations, Imaging
Florida State University
Sunshine Institute for the Interaction of Light with Matter
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Tallahassee, Florida
Primary: Edwin F. Hilinski
(850) 645-0651
Secondary: Michael Shatruk
(850) 645-0651
Research Topics/Keywords: photochemistry, spectroscopy, energy conversion, solar energy, organic synthesis, physical chemistry, materials, photodynamic processes, students with limited research opportunities, veterans
Sunshine Institute for the Interaction of Light with MatterAbstract of Award
Kennesaw State University
Chemistry and Biochemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Experience at Kennesaw State University
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Kennesaw, Georgia
Primary: Mark B. Mitchell
(470) 578-2048
Secondary: Kimberly Linenberger
(470) 578-6278
Research Topics/Keywords: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Undergraduate, Research, CBSURE
Chemistry and Biochemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Experience at Kennesaw State UniversityAbstract of Award
Statesboro, Georgia
Primary: Karelle Aiken
(912) 478-5238
Secondary: Ria Ramoutar
(912) 478-5055
Research Topics/Keywords: multidisciplinary projects, professional development; research: biocomposites, drug design, drug delivery, chemosensors, nanomaterials, magnetic materials, molecular switches
CollaborativE Multidisciplinary Investigations Through Undergraduate Research Experiences (CEMITURE)Abstract of Award
Georgia State University
Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Georgia State University
Department of Chemistry
Atlanta, Georgia
Primary: Monica Liu
(404) 413-3593
Secondary: Suri S. Iyer
(404) 413-3606
Research Topics/Keywords: Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry & Biochemistry
Atlanta, Georgia
Primary: Suri S. Iyer
(404) 413-3606
Secondary: Jeneille Grant
(404) 413-5526
Research Topics/Keywords: Diverse chemical areas, diagnostics, therapeutics, chemical biology, community colleges, primarily undergraduate institutions, Atlanta Metropolitian area.
Summer Research Experiences for Students from Community Colleges and Four Year Institutions at Georgia State UniversityAbstract of Award
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
REU Site for Interdisciplinary Materials Research
Carbondale, Illinois
Primary: Tammy Wieseman
(618) 453-6496
Secondary: Douglas Coons
(618) 453-6496
Research Topics/Keywords: materials chemistry, nanomaterials
REU Site for Interdisciplinary Materials ResearchAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Chemistry
Northern Illinois University
REU Site: Integrated Experimental and Computational REU Site at Northern Illinois University
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
DeKalb, Illinois
Primary: James R. Horn
(815) 753-8654
Secondary: Ralph A. Wheeler
Research Topics/Keywords: Combined computational and experimental research; Training on advanced instrumentation; Enriched writing and speaking skills, Career development; Ethical behavior and safety training
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
REU Site: Research Experience for Undergraduates at Illinois
Urbana, Illinois
Primary: Alexander Scheeline
West Lafayette, Indiana
Primary: Greg Michalski
(765) 494-3704
Secondary: Beatriz Cisneros
(765) 494-9104
Research Topics/Keywords: Analytical Chemistry, Instrumentation Environmental Chemistry, & Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, medicinal chemistry, green chemistry
Bloomington, Indiana
Primary: Stephen C. Jacobson
(812) 855-6620
Secondary: Sara E. Skrabalak
(812) 856-1892
Research Topics/Keywords: chemistry, materials chemistry, materials, nano, nanoscience, nanotechnology, analytical, synthesis, physical, chemical biology, multidisciplinary projects, assembly
University of Notre Dame
REU Site: Analytical Chemistry for the Developing World
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Notre Dame, Indiana
Primary: Marya Lieberman
(574) 631-4665
Research Topics/Keywords: Chemistry, engineering, biological sciences, international science and engineering,Analytical chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, synthetic biology, sensors, des
Iowa City, Iowa
Primary: Sarah Larsen
(319) 335-1346
Research Topics/Keywords: Chemistry, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Pharmacy, Occupational & Environmental Health, Nanoscience, Nanotechnology
REU Site: Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Nanoscience and NanotechnologyAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
Manhattan, Kansas
Primary: Christopher T. Culbertson
(785) 532-6685
Secondary: Stefan H. Bossmann
(785) 532-6817
Research Topics/Keywords: Chemistry, Biosecurity, Analytical, Organic, Inorganic, Physical
Lawrence, Kansas
Primary: Joseph A. Heppert
Secondary: David R. Benson
University of Kentucky
REU Site: Summer Program in the Biochemical Sciences
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Lexington, Kentucky
Primary: Trevor Creamer
Secondary: Rebecca Dutch
Research Topics/Keywords: biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, structural biology, biophysics
REU Site: Summer Program in the Biochemical SciencesAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Department of Defense (DoD), Chemistry
Highland Heights, Kentucky
Primary: KC Russell
(859) 572-6110
Research Topics/Keywords: theoretical chemistry, computational chemistry
The TIM Consortium: A Dispersed REU Site in Theoretically Interesting MoleculesAbstract of Award
Louisiana State University
France/Belgium iREU in Translational Chemistry
Baton Rouge, Leuven, Grenoble, and Toulouse, Louisiana
Primary: Randy Duran
(225) 578-2459
Secondary: David Spivak
(225) 578-2868
Research Topics/Keywords: LSAMP focus, all chemistry areas
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