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Columbia University REU Program

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December 17, 2019

This materials research program encompasses two research thrusts around the theme of building higher dimensional materials from lower dimensional structures with unprecedented levels of control. The first thrust combines two-dimensional layered materials such as graphene into layered heterostructures; the second combines molecular ‘superatoms’ into three-dimensional solids.  Both thrusts are built around techniques pioneered by the team, and bring together researchers with diverse capabilities, strong accomplishments, and a record of collaboration. Additional Summer Research Fellows in related areas will also be available.

During the program, all REU students will also be involved in workshops, visits to local industry, recreational activities, a symposium of presentations by students, and other activities. It will include training in: laboratory practices and safety; shared materials characterization tools; and scientific writing/presentations. Students attend a weekly research seminar series by Columbia, CCNY and ASRC faculty, and present results at a daylong symposium at the end of the program.

Summer 2020 research areas available: Synthesis, Characterization, and Theory of Molecular Cluster Materials | Synthesis, Characterization, and Theory of 2D Materials and Heterostructures | Nanoscale Optics | Nanoelectronics | Nano/Bio Systems

Summer 2020 program dates: June 1, 2020 – August 1, 2020*
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59 PM February 12, 2020

Visit for more details and to apply.