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REU Site Program in Functional Materials for CU-Boulder

Primary Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder
Affiliation: Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
City: Boulder
State: CO
Job Duration: 10 Weeks
Class Requirement: Enrolled as an Undergraduate
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Minimum GPA: 3.0 recommended
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Other Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Description: Are you looking for a summer research experience that is both professionally and personally rewarding?

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado will be conducting a ten-week summer research program for undergraduates in chemical engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, environmental engineering, bioengineering, materials science, and related fields.

Undergraduates will be selected for this program via a competitive process based on their academic record, letters of recommendation, personal statements, and accomplishments. This program is restricted to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Research Projects:

Each undergraduate will work with a faculty member on a research project in the area of advanced functional materials. Specific projects include:
**Degradable orthopaedic biomaterials
**Ultrathin polymer fi lm growth
**Biotechnology membrane separations
**Atomic layer deposition
**Liquid-crystal biosensors
**Cross-linked liquid crystal assemblies
**Zeolite membrane separation
**Catalysis
**Microparticle fl ows and synthesis
**Polymers for microfl uidic devices
**Gas separation using ionic liquids
**Photopolymerized microcomposites
**Microparticles containing viruses
**Nano-patterned molecular monolayers
**Photopolymerized hybrid copolymers
**Semiconductor gas sensors

Program Highlights:
**Weekly seminar
**Weekly luncheons with faculty
**Poster session
**Graduate and post doctoral research mentors
**Social events: rafting, hiking, Shakespeare festival

**Financial provisions: $4,500 stipend/$2,000 food/lodging/travel
**Modern apartment-style housing available
**Minutes from downtown Boulder, 45 minutes from Denver
**Access to public recreational trails
Stipend: $4,500
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 03/01/2011
Job Website: http://www.colorado.edu/che/reu/

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Mr. Dominique de Vangel
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
ECCH 111, 424 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
Email: chbegrad@colorado.edu
Phone: 303-735-1975
Fax: 303-492-4341
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