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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
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Primary: Kenneth Burch
(617) 552-3575
Secondary: Laura Anne Lowery
(617) 552-3540
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, biosciences, neuroscience, physics, energy, mathematics, chemistry, quantum computation, nanoscience, materials science, optics, microscopy
REU Site: Integrated Science For Society (IS2)Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Chemistry
Boston, Massachusetts
Primary: John K. Snyder
(617) 353-2621
Secondary: Linda Doerrer
(617) 358-4335
Research Topics/Keywords: chemistry, biochemistry, biomaterials, biophysics, bioinorganic chemistry, biological chemistry, computational biology
Provo, Utah
Primary: Daniel Ess
(801) 422-9164
Secondary: Kara Stowers
(801) 422-0835
Research Topics/Keywords: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Industry, Industrial Career, Organic, Inorganic, Analytical, Computational, Physical
Chemistry and Biochemistry REU Site to Prepare Students for Graduate School and an Industrial CareerAbstract of Award
chemistry, biochemistry, spectroscopy, imaging
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
City College of New York
REU Site: Research and Training in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biodesign (B3) for Undergraduates
Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering
New York, New York
Primary: David Jeruzalmi
(212) 650-6062
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, biosciences, biochemistry, biophysics, biodesign
REU Site: Research and Training in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biodesign (B3) for UndergraduatesAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Chemistry
Clemson, South Carolina
Primary: Dr. Tania I Houjeiry
(864) 650-1566
Secondary: Dr. William Pennington
(864) 656-4200
Research Topics/Keywords: Materials, Biology, Chemistry
Advanced Materials for Chemistry and BiologyAbstract 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
Columbia University
Columbia University NSEC
Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center
New York, New York
Primary: Dario Vasquez
Secondary: Catherine Tissot
Research Topics/Keywords: NSEC, Nano, Columbia University, Electron Transfer
Columbia University NSECAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
Duquesne University
REU Site: Discovery by Computation, Theory and Experiment
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Primary: Professor Jeffrey D. Evanseck
(412) 396-6337
Secondary: Professor Jeffry D. Madura
(412) 396-4129
Research Topics/Keywords: Combined theory, computation and experimental research; Training on advanced instrumentation; Enriched writing and speaking skills, continued below...
Comments: Continued Research Topics/Keywords: Career development; Ethical behavior and safety training; and Community engagement activities.
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
Greenville, South Carolina
Primary: Karen Buchmueller
(864) 294-2683
Research Topics/Keywords: chemistry
A Research Incubator REU Site in Chemistry at Furman UniversityAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Department of Defense (DoD)
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
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
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
Jackson, Mississippi
Primary: Dr. Paresh C. Ray
(601) 979-2171
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Primary: Kevin Caran
(540) 568-6632
Secondary: Gina MacDonald
(540) 568-6852
Research Topics/Keywords: chemistry
Comments: opportunities for deaf students
REU Site: Integrating Hearing and Deaf Students in Undergraduate Chemical ResearchAbstract of Award
Johns Hopkins University
REU Site: Program in Nanotechnology for Biology and Bioengineering
Institute for NanoBioTechnology
Baltimore, Maryland
Primary: Denis Wirtz
(410) 516-8094
Secondary: Hai-Quan Mao
(410) 516-8792
Research Topics/Keywords: nanobiotechnology, biotechnology, nanoparticles, nanotechnology, biology, biophysics, bioengineering, engineering, chemical engineering
Comments: Contact: Camille Bryant, (410) 516-6572
REU Site: Program in Nanotechnology for Biology and BioengineeringAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Chemistry, Engineering
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
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
Kent, Ohio
Primary: Torsten Hegmann
(330) 672-7770
Secondary: Michael J. Tubergen
(330) 672-2032
Louisiana State University
Smart Polymer Composite Materials and Structures
Civil and Industrial Engineering, Chemistry
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Primary: Heather Lavender
(225) 578-4726
Secondary: Gloria Thomas
(225) 578-5228
Research Topics/Keywords: materials science, shape memory polymer, polymer characterization, polymer synthesis, polymer composites
Smart Polymer Composite Materials and StructuresAbstract 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
Oxford, Ohio
Primary: Christopher A Makaroff
(513) 529-1659
Secondary: Carole Dabney-Smith
(513) 529-8091
Research Topics/Keywords: Chemistry
Summer Undergraduate Research in Chemistry and Biochemistry at Miami UniversityAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Biological Sciences
East Lansing, Michigan
Primary: Dr. Greg M. Swain
(517) 353-1090
Secondary: Dr. Robert L. LaDuca
(517) 432-2268
Research Topics/Keywords: green synthesis, biofuels, photoelectrochemistry, environmentally-friendly materials
Cross-Disciplinary Training in Sustainable Chemistry and Chemical ProcessesAbstract of Award
Mississippi State University
REU- INFEWS: Food, Energy and Water Security
Department of Chemistry
Starkville, Mississippi
Primary: Deb Mlsna
(662) 325-3799
Secondary: Todd Mlsna
(662) 325-6744
Research Topics/Keywords: environmental, bio-fuels, chemistry, water, renewable energy, green chemistry, bio-char
REU- INFEWS: Food, Energy and Water SecurityAbstract of Award
Montana State University
Mountains and Minds: New Chemical Insights Into Biology
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Bozeman, Montana
Primary: Dr. Mary Cloninger
(406) 994-3051
Secondary: Mrs. Kimberly Hilmer
(406) 994-5376
Research Topics/Keywords: Chemical Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, Interdisciplinary, Biology
Mountains and Minds: New Chemical Insights Into BiologyAbstract of Award
New York University
REU Site in Chemical Biology at NYU
New York, New York
Primary: Paramjit Arora
(212) 998-8470
Secondary: Daniela Buccella
(212) 998-7941
Research Topics/Keywords: NYU, Chemical Biology, REU
REU Site in Chemical Biology at NYUAbstract of Award
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