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Engineered Nano-Composite Particulate Materials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications, REU

Primary Institution: New Jersey Institute of Technology
City: Newark
State: NJ
Job Duration: May 27 - August 1, 2008
Class Requirement: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics
Condensed Matter: Structure and Mechanical/Thermal Properties
Medical Physics
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Other Engineering
Nano Science, Materials Science
Description: The New Jersey Center for Engineered Particulates (NJCEP) will host its NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site in Summer of 2008, from May 27 to August 1, 2008. The Program is designed to expose students to topics associated with nanoscale materials science and engineering as well as important issues associated with their professional development, particularly focused on the research enterprise with an ultimate goal of contributing to a stream-lined pipeline of well-trained engineers and scientists who are well versed in applications of nano-structured and engineered particulate composites to products of today as well as years to come. During the 10-week program, 10 undergraduate students, selected on a competitive basis from various universities throughout the USA, will live on campus while working on challenging research alongside NJIT faculty and graduate students. Successful applicants will receive stipends of $4,000 plus travel expenses (up to $500). Housing will be provided by the program for the students to live together on campus.
The research projects will involve unique topics dealing with synthesis, characterization, and applications of nano-particles as engineered composites, focusing on developing fundamental understanding of particle interactions and their influence on final product, which may be existing consumer products (e.g. sun-screens) as well as novel materials (e.g., new cancer drugs or advanced-energetic materials). Students will benefit from a strong research group that includes established faculty researchers and their graduate students, working on collaborative activities in nanotechnology. All applicants should note that it is mandatory that all REU students live on campus for the duration of the program, in a housing unit provided by the program.
Stipend: $4000
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 03/10/2008
Job Website:
Additional Information: Applicant must fill a downloadable application form from the REU web site:

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Prof. Kwabena A Narh
Mechanical Engineering Department
University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102-1982
Phone: (973) 596-3353
Fax: (9730) 642-5282
Secondary Contact: Mrs. Barbara Valenti
Mechanical Engineering Department
University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102-1982
Phone: (973) 596-3332
Fax: (9730) 642-5282
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