Undergraduate Summer Research Experience (REU)
Welcome to the web site for the Kent State University NSF-funded Chemistry REU program.
The REU grant is currently under review. We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2020; however, we will not be able to make any offers unless and until funding is awarded by the National Science Foundation.
From 2001-2015 and 2017-2019, we hosted participants from across the country who spent ten weeks in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Liquid Crystal Institute research laboratories. Students in our program work closely with the faculty and other researchers on exciting projects in the areas of liquid crystals, materials (biomaterials & nanomaterials) and biological membranes.
In addition to working in the lab, participants of the REU program are also given the opportunity to take part in a number of social events, ranging from sporting and cultural events to canoe trips.
We invite you to review the specifics of our program.
Summer 2020 dates: June 1st - August 7th, 2020
The REU program is as follows:
- Liquid Crystals
- Materials Science
Prof. Torsten Hegmann
Prof. Michael Tubergen
Erin Michael McLaughlin