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Undergraduate Research in Energy and Sustainability at the University of Delaware

Primary Institution: University of Delaware
Affiliation: Department of Chemical Engineering
City: Newark
State: DE
Job Duration: Summer 2009 (June 08 to August 14)
Class Requirement: Rising Sophomore through Rising Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Condensed Matter: Structure and Mechanical/Thermal Properties
Other Engineering
chemical engineering
Description: This NSF-REU Site provides a unique summer research experience in energy related research topics. Research in alternative energies is a key theme in engineering and will remain at the top of national research priorities for quite some time. The Chemical Engineering profession is in an exceptional position to tackle the energy related challenges of the 21st Century. Faculty members in energy related research areas, ranging from heterogeneous catalysis to novel nanomaterials for energy reduction, offer exciting projects for the participants. We also offer visits to local companies involved in energy related research (fuel cells, hydrocarbon processing, biofuels) and to energy research facilities on campus as well as brown bag lunches, informal seminars, poster sessions, and many social activities.
Stipend: $4600
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 03/15/2009
Job Website:
Additional Information: This REU site offers a choice of exciting research projects in the following energy related areas:

?? Biomass conversion to fuels
?? Fuel cell materials
?? Hydrogen generation and storage
?? Novel catalytic materials
?? Modeling of drag reducing agents
?? Nanostructured conducting membranes
?? Materials for enhanced solar energy collection
?? Directed self-assembly of photonic nanomaterials

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Sharon Anderson
150 Academy Street
335 Colburn Lab
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-2427
Fax: 302-831-3009
Secondary Contact: Jochen Lauterbach
150 Academy Street
235 Colburn Lab
Newark, DE 19716
Fax: 302-831-3009
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