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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
Fargo, North Dakota
Primary: Erika G. Offerdahl
(701) 231-5670
Northeastern University
Research Opportunities in Biological and Chemical Catalysis II
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Boston, Massachusetts
Primary: George A. O’Doherty
(617) 373-4817
Secondary: Oyinda Oyelaran
(617) 373-4494
Research Topics/Keywords: Biochemistry, Organic, Physical, Computational, Materials, and Analytical, Medicinal Chemistry, and Med Chem.
Research Opportunities in Biological and Chemical Catalysis IIAbstract of Award
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
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
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
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Primary: Jeffery L. White
(405) 744-2109
Secondary: Nicholas Materer
(405) 744-9047
Research Topics/Keywords: chemistry, undergraduate, research, interdisciplinary
An Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Experience in Chemistry at Oklahoma State UniversityAbstract of Award
Princeton University
REU Site: Molecular Biophysics
Molecular Biology
Princeton, New Jersey
Primary: Jannette Carey
(609) 258-1631
Secondary: Istvan Pelczer
(609) 258-2342
Research Topics/Keywords: Molecular Biology, international, Czech Republic, biophysics
Comments: Contact: Kuri T. Chacko,
REU Site: Molecular BiophysicsAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Chemistry, International Science and Engineering
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
South Dakota State University
REU Site in Environmental/Green Chemistry
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Brookings, South Dakota
Primary: Dr. Jim Rice
(605) 688-4252
Secondary: Ms. Tonya Hohenthaner
(605) 688-5164
Research Topics/Keywords: environmental chemistry, green chemistry, green materials, geochemistry, solar energy, photovoltaics, nanomaterials
Comments: Collaborative Institutions: Northern State University, Aberdeen,SD Black Hills State University, Spearfish,SD
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
Syracuse, New York
Primary: Karin Ruhlandt-Senge
Secondary: Michael Sponsler
Texas A&M AgriLife Research / Texas A&M University
REU Site - Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Biochemistry
Biochemistry and Biophysics
College Station, Texas
Primary: Gary Kunkel
(979) 845-6257
Secondary: Mary Bryk
(979) 862-2294
Research Topics/Keywords: biochemistry/molecular biology/genomics/proteomics/enzymology/structural biology/gene expression/membrane structure/developmental biology
Comments: coordinators are the PI and co-PI
REU Site - Summer Undergraduate Research Program in BiochemistryAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Chemistry
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 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
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, Kansas
Primary: Noelle-Erin Romero
(919) 843-9070
Secondary: Gerald Meyer
(919) 962-6320
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
Universidad Metropolitana
Puerto Rico Research Training in Cross-disciplinary Chemical Sciences
School of Environmental Affairs
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Primary: Osvaldo Cox, PhD
(787) 766-1717
Secondary: Beatriz Zayas, PhD
(787) 766-1717
Research Topics/Keywords: undergraduate research training, cross-disciplinary chemical sciences, organic synthesis, materials sciences, chemical toxicology, nanotechnology, see more, below....
Comments: Additional Key Words: atmospheric chemistry, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, sensors for vapor phase explosives detection, sonochemistry Dr. Cox Phone Ext: 6268 Dr. Zayas Phone Ext: 6
Puerto Rico Research Training in Cross-disciplinary Chemical SciencesAbstract of Award
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Primary: John B. Vincent
Secondary: Stephen A. Woski
Research Topics/Keywords: chemistry
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
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
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
Cincinnati, Ohio
Primary: Bruce Ault
Secondary: Anna Gudmundsdottir
Research Topics/Keywords: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry.
Chemistry REU Site at the University of CincinnatiAbstract of Award
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
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
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
REU Site: Research Experience for Undergraduates at Illinois
Urbana, Illinois
Primary: Alexander Scheeline
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
Lawrence, Kansas
Primary: Joseph A. Heppert
Secondary: David R. Benson
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