The joint Materials Research Center program at Columbia University and City College of NY (CCNY) supports outstanding undergraduates as Summer Research Fellows each year. The joint REU program offers selected undergraduates the opportunity to participate fully in an interdisciplinary research program that draws faculty from the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Electrical Engineering, nearby government laboratories (Brookhaven National Laboratory, etc.), and industry (IBM, etc.).
During the program, all REU students will also be involved in workshops, visits to local industry, recreational activities, a symposium of presentations by students, and other activities. It will include training in: laboratory practices and safety; shared materials characterization tools; and scientific writing/presentations. Students attend a weekly research seminar series by Columbia, CCNY and ASRC faculty, and present results at a daylong symposium at the end of the program.
Summer 2021 research areas available: Synthesis, Characterization, and Theory of Molecular Cluster Materials | Synthesis, Characterization, and Theory of 2D Materials and Heterostructures
Tentative Summer 2021 program dates: June 1, 2021 – July 31, 2021*
*NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, summer 2021 program dates are subject to change, and will be confirmed closer to the start of the program. At present, we plan for all aspects of the summer 2021 REU program to be remote.