Summer 2015 MRSEC REU Program

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) fellowships are awarded to undergraduates from four-year colleges and universities for participation in a ten-week summer program designed to provide unique research experiences, professional development, and increased awareness of materials science and engineering. Each student performs research in one of the innovative research projects that probe fundamental aspects of experimental and theoretical colloid science to develop principles for the fabrication of materials – from the colloidal to macroscopic scale – through manipulation of shape and choice of processing protocols, or, from one of the seed areas. The program is interdisciplinary, combining chemistry, physics and chemical engineering to examine forefront topics including:

  • Computational materials chemistry
  • Plasticity in organic crystals
  • Crystal nucleation and growth
  • Optically responsive materials
  • Colloids and emulsions
  • Correlated disordered materials

MRSEC REU Students have access to state-of-the art facilities, and they participate with students and faculty from across the globe in professional development workshops for science writing and presentation, as well as ethics of research and publication. And they do so in the most exciting city in the world!

  • Cutting-edge research experience
  • $5,000 living stipend + travel expenses (up to $500)
  • Dormitory housing provided on vibrant Union Square
  • Social activities in Manhattan (past programs have included Broadway shows, Yankee games, trips to Central Park and guided museum tours)
  • Program dates are May 31st through August 8th
To apply, fill out the online application HERE.

To view the 2015 flyer, view the pdf file HERE.

Also, please send the following to Wesley Francillon (, MRSEC REU Coordinator, by February 28, 2015:

Statement of Career Interests
Statement of Preferred Project/Advisor (see Research for info)
An unofficial transcript
Two letters of recommendation (these can emailed by your professors directly to Wesley Francillon).

For information on traveling to NYU or the Palladium Hall residence housing, please view this Microsoft Word document HERE.

The Palladium Hall is on 14th St, between 3rd and 4th Avenues. Summer research participants have full access to the Palladium gym during the program.

Applicants will be contacted concerning missing or insufficient application materials AFTER the February 28th deadline.

Participants will be notified in March.

Updated on 02/02/2015