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Research Experiences for Undergraduates

2007 reu programThe University of Chicago Materials Research Center offers a unique opportunity for qualified undergraduates to experience research at the forefront of materials science through our Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program. During the ten week program, students conduct a well-defined research project under faculty sponsorship, attend lectures by faculty on their research, go on field trips to nearby national laboratories and participate in social opportunities. A stipend, summer housing, and a modest travel allowance are provided by the program. Our Center addresses fundamental scientific problems of technological significance which require an approach that transcends traditional disciplines. The overarching goal, common to all of our Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs), is to produce the design principles for the next generation of materials. Common themes include investigating materials formed far from equilibrium, exploring new paradigms for materials fabrication and response especially at the micro- and nano- scale, and exploiting feedback between structure and dynamics. Please click on the links below to learn more about our research. IRG 1:?е║ Jamming and Slow Relaxation in Materials Far from Equilibrium IRG 2:?е║ Dynamic Transitions of Material Sheets IRG 3:?е║ Rational Design of Nanoparticle and Molecule-Based Functional Materials IRG 4:?е║ Macroscopic Quantum Coherence

Education Program Type: 
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Application Deadline: 
February 15, 2012