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REU Sites: Physics

This listing will change as new REU Site awards are made. Sites will be added to or removed from this list as decisions are made on those proposals. Most Physics REU Sites provide opportunities spanning the full range of research of the indicated departments or laboratories, and include both experimental and theoretical activities. Some Sites focus on research in a particular sub-field or in a more specialized laboratory or facility. Others offer projects in related fields like astronomy and astrophysics, or in interdisciplinary areas like materials science or biophysics. Interested students can use the keyword search feature to identify those sites with projects in a particular area, or can simply explore each Sites web pages to learn more about these programs. Physics students are also encouraged to consider REU Sites in related fields, including Materials Research, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Engineering, and Geosciences, which often have components of research of interest to physicists.

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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
Auburn, Alabama
Primary: Sanjeev Baskiyar
(334) 844-6306
baskisa@auburn.edu
Secondary: Alvin S Lim
(334) 844-6326
lim@eng.auburn.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: CPU temperature control for energy reduction, indoor localization using deep learning, thermal friendly architecture, smart utility networks, distributed analytics, machine learning algorithms
REU Site: Parallel and Distributed ComputingAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Physics, Computer and Information Science and Engineering
Spearfish, South Dakota
Primary: Dr. Brianna Mount
(605) 642-6094
Brianna.mount@bhsu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Underground Science
REU Site: Multidisciplinary Underground Science at the Sanford Underground Research FacilityAbstract 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
California Institute of Technology
REU Site: Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics in the LIGO Project
LIGO-PMA
Pasadena, California
Primary: Professor Alan J. Weinstein
(626) 395-2216
ajw@ligo.caltech.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Gravitational radiation from astrophysical sources, including precision measurements, laser interferometry, optical systems, electronics, servo controls, complex mechanical systems, environmental moni
REU Site: Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics in the LIGO ProjectAbstract of Award
Coe College
REU Site: Spectroscopy at Coe College
Departments of Physics
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Primary: Mrs. Susan Noreuil
(319) 399-8524
snoreuil@coe.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Optics, Glass Science, Acoustics, Molecular Biology, Detector Physics, Modeling and Biomaterials
Comments: RET Component
REU Site: Spectroscopy at Coe CollegeAbstract of Award
Columbia University, Nevis Labs
REU Site: Nevis Labs, Columbia University for Summers 2017-2019
Department of Physics
New York, New York
Primary: John Parsons
(914) 591-2820
parsons@nevis.columbia.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics with subareas Experimental High Energy and Experimental Astroparticle Physics
REU Site: Nevis Labs, Columbia University for Summers 2017-2019Abstract of Award
Ithaca, New York
Primary: Monica Wesley
(607) 255-4952
CLASSE-REU@cornell.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Accelerator Physics and Synchrotron Radiation Science
Comments: RET component.
REU Site: Accelerator Physics and Synchrotron Radiation ScienceAbstract of Award
Bayside, New York
Primary: Dr. Paul J. Marchese
(718) 631-6690
pmarchese@qcc.cuny.edu
Duke University/Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab
REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Nuclear and Particle Physics at TUNL/Duke University
Department of Physics
Durham, North Carolina
Primary: Professor Alexander Crowell
(919) 660-2639
reu@tunl.duke.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics
Comments: International travel
REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Nuclear and Particle Physics at TUNL/Duke UniversityAbstract 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
Howard University
REU Site in Physics at Howard University
Deaprtment of Physics
Washington, District Of Columbia
Primary: Dr. Prabhakar Misra
(202) 806-6251
pmisra@howard.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Computational and Experimental Nanophysics and Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Physics, Mathematical Physics, Optics and Laser Spectroscopy
REU Site in Physics at Howard UniversityAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Education and Human Resources
Idaho State University
REU Site for Applied Nuclear Physics
Department of Physics
Pocatello, Idaho
Primary: Professor Stephen L. Shropshire
208 282-2212
shropshi@physics.isu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Accelerator, Nuclear and Material Science Facilities
REU Site for Applied Nuclear PhysicsAbstract of Award
Indiana University
REU Site in Physics at Indiana University
Department of Physics
Bloomington, Indiana
Primary: Professor John Carini
(812) 855-4359
physreu@indiana.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Experimental and theoretical research in astrophysics physics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, elementary particle physics, materials physics and nuclear physics.
REU Site in Physics at Indiana UniversityAbstract of Award
Manhattan, Kansas
Primary: Dr. Bret N. Flanders
(785) 532-1614
bret.flanders@phys.ksu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Laser-Matter Interactions at the Atomic and Nanoscales, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Condensed/Soft Matter and Biological Physics, Elementary Particle Physics and Physics Education Research
REU Site: Physics at Kansas State University - Insteractions of Matter, Light and LearningAbstract of Award
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
Louisiana State University
REU Site: Research in Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Primary: Dr. Kip Matthews
(225) 578-2740
reu@phys.lsu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics (Condensed Matter, Quantum/AMO, Nuclear, High Energy/Particle, LIGO Cosmology, Computational, Medical)
Comments: Ethics component
REU Site: Research in Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State UniversityAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Astronomical Sciences
Miami University
REU Site: Physics at Miami University
Department of Physics
Oxford, Ohio
Primary: Dr. Herbert Jaeger
(513) 529-5515
jaegerh@MiamiOH.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Biophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Optics, and AMO
REU Site: Physics at Miami UniversityAbstract of Award
Michigan State University
REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Physics
Department of Physics and Astronomy
East Lansing, Michigan
Primary: Dr. Stuart Tessmer
(517) 884-5660
tessmer@msu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Nuclear, Accelerator, Condensed Matter, Biophysics Astrophysics, High Energy Physics and Physics Education
REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in PhysicsAbstract of Award
De Kalb, Illinois
Primary: Dr. Jahred Adelman
(815) 753-1581
jahred.adelman@uiu.edu
Secondary: Dr. Michael Eads
(815) 753-1581
meads@uiu.edu
Ohio Wesleyan University
REU Site: Interdisciplinary Scientific Computation at Ohio Wesleyan University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Delaware, Ohio
Primary: Dr. Robert Haring-Kaye
(740) 368-3774
rakaye@owu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Astronomy, Computer Science, Mathematics/Statistics, Neuroscience and Physics
REU Site: Interdisciplinary Scientific Computation at Ohio Wesleyan UniversityAbstract of Award
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Primary: Dr. Alexander Khanov
(405) 744-2404
alexander.khanov@uokstate.edu
Old Dominion University
REU Site: Accelerator and Nuclear Physics
Physics
Norfolk, Virginia
Primary: Dr. Gail Dodge
(757) 683-5854
gdodge@odu.edu
Secondary: Hari Areti
(757) 269-7187
hareti@jlab.org
Research Topics/Keywords: Accelerator and Nuclear Physics
REU Site: Accelerator and Nuclear PhysicsAbstract of Award
Purdue University
REU Site: Multidisciplinary Physics at Purdue University
Department of Physics
West Lafayette, Indiana
Primary: Professor Sergei Savikhin
(765) 494-3017
research-undergrad@physics.purdue.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Nanoscience, Astrophysics, Condensed Matter, Biophysics, Medical Physics, Geophysics, Particle Physics, Atomic Physics, Applied Physics, Theoretical Physics, and others.
Comments: Funds RET component.
REU Site: Multidisciplinary Physics at Purdue UniversityAbstract of Award
Renssaeler Polytechnic Institute
REU Site: Summer Research Experience for Undergraduate in Physics
Department of Physics
Troy, New York
Primary: Peter D. Persons
(518) 276-2934
persap@rpi.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy
Comments: This project was co-funded the first year with DMR.
REU Site: Summer Research Experience for Undergraduate in PhysicsAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
Rochester Institute of Technology
REU Site: Imaging in the Physical Sciences
Center for Imaging Science
Rochester, New York
Primary: Roger Dube
(585) 475-5836
rdube@cis.rit.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics, Imaging, Astronomy, Hyper-Spectral Imaging, Remote Sensing, Optical Systems, Medical Imaging and Historical document presentation
REU Site: Imaging in the Physical SciencesAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Astronomical Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology
REU Site: Multimessenger Astrophysics
School of Mathematical Sciences
Rochester, New York
Primary: Joshua Faber
(585) 475-5115
jafsma@rit.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Gravitational Wave Astrophysics, Electromagnetic Astrophysics, Scientific Computing
REU Site: Multimessenger AstrophysicsAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Astronomical Sciences
Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
REU Site: Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers - the On-Ramp at Exit 9
Department of Physics and Astronomy
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Primary: Dr. Andrew Baker
(732) 445-5500
reu@physics.rutgers.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics, Astronomy and Materials Research
REU Site: Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers - the On-Ramp at Exit 9Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Astronomical Sciences, Physics
Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
REU Site: Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers- the On0Ramp at Exit 9
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Piscataway, New Jersey
Primary: Dr. Andrew Baker
(848) 445-8887
ajbaker@physics.rutgers.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Nuclear Physics, High Energy Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and Astronomy
REU Site: Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers- the On0Ramp at Exit 9Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
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