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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program at SRI International

Primary Institution: SRI International
State: CA
Job Duration: 12 weeks
Class Requirement: Enrolled in an Undergraduate Institution and Completed Freshman Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics
Aeronomy/Atmospheric Physics, Materials Research
Description: The REU program at SRI provides opportunities for outstanding undergraduates to participate in research at SRI and to benefit from the collegial atmosphere of collaboration and communication among all members of the laboratory. SRI is proud to host its 20th year of the REU program. More than 160 students have participated in this program and have had excellent experiences in laboratory research, frequently leading to publications.

Examples of ongoing projects:

    Atmospheric chemistry and photophysics
    Biological mass spectrometry
    Biomedical optics and imaging for cancer detection
    Combustion chemistry
    Energy transfer in collisions of small molecules
    Laboratory studies of terrestrial and planetary atmospheric processes
    Laser detection of explosives and atmospheric pollutants
    Laser diagnostics of flames and plasmas
    Nonlinear optics
    Spectroscopy of molecular dissociation

Undergraduate participants must be enrolled in a program leading to the bachelor's degree and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Students who will graduate and receive their bachelor's degree in 2013 are not eligible.
2013 Program

The 2013 REU program will be conducted at SRI during the period of May 28 to August 16, 2013. It is usually possible to adjust start and end dates by a few weeks for an individual participant, to accommodate conflicts with the academic calendar of the participant's school.

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2013. All application documents, including letters of recommendation, must be received by this date in order for the application to be considered.

For further information or application materials visit out website and contact:

REU Program - PS087
Molecular Physics Laboratory
SRI International
333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Fax: (650) 859-6196  


Phone: (650) 859-4614 (Dr. Sanhita Dixit) or (650) 859-4131 (Dr. Gregory Faris)

SRI International is an equal opportunity employer and adheres to all state and federal regulations. The REU program welcomes applications from women and members of under-represented minority groups.
Stipend: Approximately $5000
Benefits: Travel Reimbursement
Housing allowance
Application Deadline: 02/15/2013
Job Website:
Additional Information: The housing allowance is meant to partially help students towards their rent payments. The program does not provide housing, the students are expected to find housing on their own.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Dr. Sanhita Dixit
SRI International
333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Secondary Contact: Dr. Gregory Faris
SRI International
333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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