2013 Summer Research Fellowships

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in

"Novel Advanced Materials and Processing with Applications in Engineering"

sponsored by:
the National Science Foundation (NSF-REU)

Prior NSF-REU sites in College of Engineering at UIC

NSF REU 2002
NSF REU 2003
NSF REU 2004
NSF REU 2005
NSF REU 2006
NSF REU 2007
NSF REU 2008
NSF REU 2009
NSF REU 2010
NSF REU 2011
NSF REU 2012
NSF REU 2013

The Departments of Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pleased to announce their Summer Research Fellowship Program for 2013. Ten fellowships are sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. Summer fellows will have the opportunity to conduct research in Novel Advanced Materials and Processing with applications in engineering in an academic setting. This program welcomes students in Science and Engineering.

The location of UIC in the heart of Chicago offers a particularly advantageous situation for engineering and science students because of the enormous amount of chemical industry and medical institutions in the Chicago area. UIC is the only public engineering school in the city. The UIC Engineering Departments have grown rapidly with highly active faculty members, undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. We are located in the east campus of UIC.

The projects span a broad range of topics


Atomic Layer Deposition of Novel Multifunctional Nanostructures


Oxygen Modulation via Microfluidic Devices


Percolation in Engineering


The Structure and Chemistry of Solid Surfaces


Greener Solvent Selection and Solvent Recycling for CO2 Capture


Studying Thermoelectric Oxides using High-Resolution Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy


Protein Engineering of Spectrin Isoforms


Enhanced Spray Cooling in Microelectronics: Nano-scale Textured "Furry Overcoats" are Good for Cooling!


High Pressure Shock Tube Studies of Fuel Combustion Engineering

Emphasis will be placed on using state-of-the-art experimental and computational facilities. Special events such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, visits to local industries, and socials are planned throughout the summer.

Program Description (click for flyer)


Participants work for a summer at the University of Illinois at Chicago, collaborating with faculty and staff on current research projects on novel advanced materials and processing with applications in engineering.


Open to students who are not graduating before December 2013. US citizenship or permanent residence is required.


Selection is based on applicant’s academic standing, a brief statement of interest, and two faculty references.


Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.


Award includes: $4,100 stipend, and up to $400 for travel. Financial assistance of up to $1,300 is available for campus housing; this should cover the full housing expense.


The program begins on May 28, 2013 and ends on August 2, 2013.

Download the application form

application (pdf)
application (doc)

Application Deadline

All applications should be postmarked by February 28, 2013.
Late applications will be considered if we have space remaining in the program.

For more information send an e-mail to:


or contact:

Prof. C. G. Takoudis [takoudis@uic.edu, REU Director, (312) 996-8373]

Prof. G. Jursich [jursich@uic.edu, REU Co-Director, (312) 996-8373]

Fax: (312) 413-4700

851 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607-7052.

Weekly progress reports, tutorials, presentations from the on-going NSF-REU program can be accessed at UIC Blackboard
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