Summer Research Program 2020 - Chemistry and Biochemistry - cancelled summer 2020 and 2021- will return summer 2022
Program Dates: May 17, 2020 - July 24, 2020
The chemistry and biochemistry department at the University of Arkansas is proud to sponsor* a National Science Foundation supported REU program for the 30th year in 2020. *Dependent upon funding
The 10-week summer program allows undergraduate chemistry majors who will be juniors or seniors in fall 2020 to carry out research in a chosen area:
|Analytical chemistry||Biochemistry and protein dynamics||Inorganic chemistry and nanotechnology||Organic chemistry||Physical or theoretical chemistry|
- Participants will present the results of their summer projects at the conclusion of the program.
- During the course of the program, participants will visit NCTR or the FutureFuel Chemical Company in Batesville (expenses paid by the program.)
- At the conclusion of the program, the Tony Jude Award will be given to the top student in the program.
College CreditThose selected will be enrolled as students at the University of Arkansas and will receive one hour research credit. All privileges normally enjoyed by university students will be extended to all summer REU students.
ScholarshipsBoth dormitory and off-campus housing are available. Participants will receive a scholarship of up to $5,100 and a living allowance of up to $2,200.
Conference AllowanceEach participant will be given $395 to attend a national or regional conference in 2020-2021. *Dependent on funding
STEP 1 - Project List - Applicants should select up to three potential projects
|Faculty mentor||Project title|
|Paul Adams||Ras proteins as a model system to study protein-protein interactions|
|M. Hassan Beyzavi||Biomimetic nanomaterials for applications in biomedical imaging, e.g. PET for cancer and brain imaging; MRI contrast agents; cancer therapy, e.g. PDT; energy sustainability and green transformations|
|Jingyi Chen||Inorganic nanocrystals for heterogeneous catalysis: Controlling the size, shape and composition of metallic nanostructures and their interface with oxide supports|
|Robert Coridan||Hierarchically structured materials for converting sunlight to fuels in the artificial leaf|
|Chenguang Fan||Studying and engineering protein with unnatural amino acids by genetic code expansion|
|Ingrid Fritsch||Analytical chemistry on a chip with microfluidics involving electric and magnetic fields|
|Maggie He||Functionalized carbon nanomaterials for sensor application|
|Colin Heyes||Core-shell interfaces in colloidal quantum dots|
|Stefan Kilyanek||Organometallic electrochemistry: molecular complexes for fuel cell cathodes.|
|T.K.S. Kumar||Cell Signaling induced by fibroblast growth factor|
|Jack Lay||Detection of endocrine disruptors in water by tandem mass spectrometry|
|Matt McIntosh||Novel Approaches to Bioactive Natural Products|
|Mahmoud Moradi||Computational study of functionally important conformational changes in membrane proteins|
|Joshua Sakon||Structure and Mechanism of Endo/Exoceliulases from Thermomonospora fusea|
|Julie Stenken||Bioanalytical methods for understanding protein-based chemical communication|
|Wesley Stites||Exploring the Influence of the Denatured State upon Protein Stability, or
Isolation, Characterization, and Impact upon Blood Clotting of Human Thrombomodulin in Disease
|Susanne Striegler||Lignin degradation by binuclear manganese complexes|
|Ryan Tian||Syntheses and Applications of Ordered and Complex Nanostructures|
|Feng Wang||Computational modeling of chemical reactions and nano-materials|
|Nan Zheng||Organic Synthesis Enabled by Visible Light Photocatalysis|
Step 2 - Application - nsfreu.org
Interested applicants should complete the application by the deadline March 15, 2020. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Notification of admission decision wil be announced by March 30, 2020 or sooner
- Students deadline to notify the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department of acceptance will be listed on the offer letter
- Please note that information provided in the application will be used to report statistics to the National Science Foundation or other reporting agencies in an aggregate report. All information provided will remain confidential
- For inquiries contact: David Paul at 479-575-5190 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com