Research Experience for Undergraduates

in Nanotechnology



The University of Wisconsin-Madison Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) on Templated Synthesis and Assembly at the Nanoscale and the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) on Nanostructured Interfaces host an annual summer  Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Nanotechology program.  Selected participants will spend 10 weeks conducting research in an area of engineering, physics, chemistry, science education or public policy. 

The UW-Madison NSEC, one of 16 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers, and the MRSEC, one of 28 Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers, are funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF).  The NSEC and MRSEC research programs are at the forefront of nanoscience and technology research.  The centers combined are home to over 40 faculty members and more than 70 graduate student and post doctoral researchers from more than 10 departments and 4 colleges throughout the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The UW-NSEC and MRSEC are seeking talented undergraduates from around the country to join us for an exciting summer working on the cutting edge nanoscience research being conducted within our centers. 

Research opportunities will be offered in the following areas:
Directed Self-Assembly and Registration of Nanoscale Chemical Architectures
Templated Chemical Synthesis of Specific Heteropolymeric Nanostructures
Driven Nano-Fluidic Self-Assembly of Colloids and Macromolecules
Research in the Societal Implications of Template Synthesis and Assembly at the Nanoscale
Education for Students, Teachers and Researchers
Advanced Lithography, Measurement, Characterization and Transfer of Nano-Patterned Surfaces
Fundamental Issues in Materials Integration on Silicon
Functional Organic-Inorganic Electronic Interfaces
Nanostructured Materials as Interfaces to Biology

Program Highlights:
 Weekly faculty-led seminars on various Nanotechnology Topics
 A special seminar on applying, surviving, and excelling in graduate school
 An end-of-summer REU poster session in which students present their research results and conclusions
 Social activities with students from other REU programs
 A summer in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin

Summer 2018 Program Details:
 Program Dates: May 28 – August 3, 2019
 Online application will be available November 1st: https://srop-uwmadison.fluidreview.com/
 Application deadline: February 15th, 2019
 Students receive a stipend of $5,000. Housing and travel to and from Madison are provided

Program Contact:
Dr. Andrew Greenberg
Director REU in Nanotechnology
1415 Engineering Drive
3035 Engineering Hall
Madison, WI 53706
Email: aegreenb@engr.wisc.edu
Phone: 608-890-1534