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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
Alabama A&M University
Physics REU at AAMU
Department of Physics
Normal, Alabama
Primary: Dr. Padjama Guggila
(256) 372-8141
padmaja.guggilla@aamu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Materials Science, Optics and Space Science
Physics REU at AAMUAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
Washington, District Of Columbia
Primary: Steven Meyers, Ph.D.
(202) 872-6365
s_meyers@acs.org
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
Binghamton, New York
Primary: Jeffrey Mativetsky
(607) 777-6136
jmativet@binghamton.edu
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
Boise State University
REU Site: Materials for Society
Materials Science and Engineering
Boise, Idaho
Primary: Rick Ubic
(208) 426-2309
rickubic@boisestate.edu
Secondary: Noah Salzman
(208) 426-5726
noahsalzman@boisestate.edu
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
Waltham, Massachusetts
Primary: Prof. Seth Fraden
(781) 736-2800
physics@brandeis.edu
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
Brigham Young University
REU Site: Physics Research at Brigham Young University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Provo, Utah
Primary: Professor R. Steve Turley
(801) 422-3095
reu@byu.edu
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 is funded.
REU Site: Physics Research at Brigham Young UniversityAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
Clemson University
REU Site: Interfaces and Surfaces: Exploring and Experiencing Science (I SEE Science)
Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering
Clemson, South Carolina
Primary: Marian S Kennedy
(864) 784-3454
mskenne@clemson.edu
Secondary: Delphine Dean
(864) 656-2611
finou@clemson.edu
Cleveland State University
Synthesis, Assembly and Characterization of Soft Matter Systems
Physics Department
Cleveland, Ohio
Primary: Kiril Streletzky
(216) 687-2433
k.streletzky@csuohio.edu
Secondary: Jessica Bickel
(216) 523-7549
j.e.bickel@csuohio.edu
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
Colorado School of Mines
Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Renewable Energy
Department of Physics
Goldon, Colorado
Primary: Charles A Stone, IV
(303) 273-3762
cstone@mines.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Next Generation Photovoltaics, Advanced Membranes
Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Renewable EnergyAbstract of Award
New York, New York
Primary: Jeff DeMars
(212) 854-1890
jld2197@columbia.edu
Secondary: Vanessa Giardino
(212) 854-1890
vg2318@columbia.edu
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
Columbia University
Columbia University NSEC
Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center
New York, New York
Primary: Dario Vasquez
dv2324@columbia.edu
Secondary: Catherine Tissot
ct2119@columbia.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: NSEC, Nano, Columbia University, Electron Transfer
Columbia University NSECAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
Cornell University
REU Site: Interdisciplinary Materials Research
Applied and Engineering Physics
Ithaca, New York
Primary: Gregory Fuchs
(607) 255-5634
gdf9@cornell.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Interdisciplinary materials research projects involving chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering, RET (Research Experiences for Teachers)
REU Site: Interdisciplinary Materials ResearchAbstract of Award
Durham, North Carolina
Primary: Catherine Reyes
mrsec@duke.edu
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
Tallahassee, Florida
Primary: Jose A. Sanchez
(850) 645-0033
sanchez@magnet.fsu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Materials and phenomena at high magnetic fields
National High Magnetic Field LaboratoryAbstract of Award
Washington, District Of Columbia
Primary: Prof. Jeffrey Urbach
(202) 687-6594
urbach@physics.georgetown.edu
Secondary: Prof. Amy Liu
(202) 687-6583
liu@physics.georgetown.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: esperimental, computational, and theoretical nanoscale physics, soft matter physics, device physics, biophysics, cold-atom systems
Georgetown University REU Site for Materials PhysicsAbstract of Award
Georgia Institute of Technology
REU Site: Broadenting Participation in Undergraduate Research in Physics: A Multi-institutional REU Program
Physics Department
Atlanta, Georgia
Primary: Jennifer Curtis
(404) 432-0170
jennifer.curtis@physics.gatech.edu
Secondary: Keith Oden
(404) 894-4819
keith.oden@chemistry.gatech.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Atomic molecular physics, optical physics, condensed matter physics, biophysics, astrophysics
REU Site: Broadenting Participation in Undergraduate Research in Physics: A Multi-institutional REU ProgramAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Physics
Georgia Tech Research Corporation
REU Site: Broadening Participation in Undergraduate Research in Physics: A Multi-Institutional REU Program
Department of Physics
Atlanta, Georgia
Primary: Dr. Keith Oden
(404) 385-0418
keith.oden@cos.gatech.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics
Comments: Ethics component.
REU Site: Broadening Participation in Undergraduate Research in Physics: A Multi-Institutional REU ProgramAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Primary: Professor David Weitz
(617) 495-2842
Weitz@deas.harvard.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: micromechanics, soft materials, microfluidics
Comments: The MRSEC conducts a summer REU program. Includes participation of pre-college teachers.
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)Abstract of Award
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Primary: Eric Mazur
(617) 495-8729
mazur@physics.harvard.edu
Secondary: Kevin Parker
(617) 495-2580
kkparker@seas.harvard.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Nano- and microstructures for biology and medicine; microfluidic devices; self-assembled structures
REU Site: Biomaterials Research Initiative Dedicated to Gateway Experiences (BRIDGE)Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Department of Defense (DoD)
Ames, Iowa
Primary: David Grewell
(515) 294-5225
dgrewell@iastate.edu
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Primary: Ms. Pam Gescek
(610) 758-3930
reu@lehigh.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Astrophysics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Biophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, Optics, Nanotechnology, Plasma Physics, Statistical Physics
REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Physics at Lehigh UniversityAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
LSU, LA Tech, Southern, Tulane, UNO, Xavier
Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Applications
Louisiana
Primary: Staci C. Kramer
(222) 578-5381
sckramer@lsu.edu
Secondary: Michael Khonsari
(225) 342-4253
khonsari@me.lsu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Materials Science, theory, experiment, and computational research
Comments: LA-SiGMA is a 7-member alliance of universities throughout Louisiana. Students work on cutting edge research in material sciences and computational tools at 6 sites throughout Louisiana.
Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials ApplicationsAbstract of Award
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Primary: Professor Geoffrey Beach
(617) 258-0804
gbeach@mit.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: nanomaterials for elechtrochemical energy; polymeric materials; nanostructured fibers
Comments: The MRSEC conducts a summer REU program.
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)Abstract of Award
Mississippi State University
Physical Properties of Materials
Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Mississippi State, Mississippi
Primary: James N. Warnock
(662) 325-0925
jwarnock@bagley.msstate.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Materials science and engineering in areas of: biomaterials, nanoparticles, composites and polymers
Physical Properties of MaterialsAbstract of Award
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
SURfing Materials Science and Engineering Lab: A NIST-NSF Partnership
Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Primary: Dr. Terrell Vanderah
(301) 975-5785
terrell@nist.gov
Research Topics/Keywords: Materials science and engineering research
SURfing Materials Science and Engineering Lab: A NIST-NSF PartnershipAbstract of Award
New York University
NYU summer REU materials research
Department of Chemistry
New York, New York
Primary: Wesley Francillon
(212) 998-3719
wf20@nyu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Colloids, Active Materials, Crystallography, Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mathematics
Comments: This REU Program is a part of the MRSEC at New York University.
NYU summer REU materials researchAbstract of Award
Evanston, Illinois
Primary: Professor Monica Olvera de la Cruz
(847) 491-3606
mrc@northwestern.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: oxide ceramics;polymers; plasmonics and molecular electronics
Comments: The MRSEC conducts a summer REU program.
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)Abstract of Award
Ohio State University
Center for Emergent Materials
Matreials Research Science and Engineering Center
Columbus, Ohio
Primary: Michelle McCombs
(614) 247-8084
mccombs.75@osu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: electron spin in nanostructures, oxide films and multilayer devices
Center for Emergent MaterialsAbstract of Award
University Park, Pennsylvania
Primary: Jorge O Sofo
(814) 777-3450
sofo@psu.edu
Pennsylvania State University
REU Site: Soft Materials at Penn State University
Materials Science and Engineering
University Park, Pennsylvania
Primary: Prof. Coray M. Colina
(814) 865-3351
reu@matse.psu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Nano-fabrication, computational techniques, ion conduction, biomacromolecules, polymers
REU Site: Soft Materials at Penn State UniversityAbstract of Award
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