REU PROGRAM

All applicants must be United States citizens or U.S. permanent residents enrolled in an undergraduate institution for the duration of the program. In addition, all applicants must commit to the entire 10-week program (no late arrivals, no early departures).

All participants are required to complete the entire 10-week program. Students who arrive late or leave early will not be accepted. There are no vacations during the 10-week program. Participation in the weekly seminars and social activities is mandatory for successful completion of the program.

Dates: The program dates for Summer 2018 are June 25th - August 31st. REU Participants are expected to arrive the day before program begins to move-in (June 24th)

Housing:

  • UC San Diego on-campus housing will be provided
  • Student housing is arranged and paid for by SDNI REU program
  • Move-in day is the Sunday (June 24) prior to the start of the program
  • Move-out day is the Saturday (September 1) following the last day of the program
  • Students will be charged for any move-out cleaning fees (if needed)

Travel Expenses: Up to $500 in travel expenses will be reimbursed to each student. Receipts must be provided.

Stipends: Each student will receive a $4,500 stipend for the program.


Applicants will be notified via email of their application status no later than March 16, 2018.

Applying to the SDNI REU Program

Research Areas

RESEARCH AREAS

Professor Sheng Xu
Project: Hybridized wearable electronic devices for health monitoring applications.

Professor Prabhakar Bandaru
Project: Nanostructured carbon foams and porous media for high efficiency desalination.
Project: Evaluation of graphene based devices and platforms for novel electronics.
Project: Harness of thermal energy through nanoscale metamaterials

Professor Tina Ng
Project: Recording Repetitive Behaviors and Physiological Stress.

Professor Zhaowei Liu
Project: Hyperspectral imaging at mid-IR range.

Professor Shaochen Chen
Project: 3D Bioprinting of Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine.

Professor Ping Liu
Project: Self forming, self-repairing batteries.
Project: Batteries as solid state actuators

Professor David P. Fenning
Project: New approaches to nanostructuring next-generation solar cell materials.

Professor Renkun Chen
Project: Nanostructured Thermoelectric Devices for Personalized Air Conditioning.

Professor Jesse Jokerst
Project: Synthesis and Characterization of Nanoparticle Contrast Agents for Molecular Imaging.

Professor Shaya Fainman
Project: Si-Photonics, Nanolasers and biosensing.

Professor Yu-Hwa Lo
Project: Design microfluidic and electronic devices to study protein-ligand, protein-aptamer, and protein-nucleic acid interactions for drug discovery.

APPLYING TO THE SDNI REU PROGRAM

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2018

All applicants must be United States citizens or U.S. permanent residents enrolled in an undergraduate institution for the duration of the program. In addition, all applicants must commit to the entire 10-week program (no late arrivals, no early departures).

The SDNI REU Summer Program application deadline is January 31st of the program year. We will continue to accept applications after that date until the positions are filled. Students applying to the program are asked to submit the following:

  1. An online completed Application Form
  2. Transcripts:
    Unofficial transcripts of all previous college work or university work, including work in progress. Transcripts should be sent via email to betovasquez@eng.ucsd.edu. You MUST include your first name, middle initial, last name, and current institution in the email so your transcript can be matched with your application.
  3. Letters of recommendation
    Two (2) letters of recommendation are required from professors in your area of study. Recommendations are processed via the application portal. When you create an online application to the SDNI REU program, you will be required to enter recommenders information. Reminders are not sent to recommenders on our behalf. Therefore, please submit your application with enough time remaining for you to follow up with your recommenders and have your letters submitted on time. Should they have any questions, they can contact betovasquez@eng.ucsd.edu.

Submit inquires to: betovasquez@eng.ucsd.edu