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University of North Texas Summer NSF-REU

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December 14, 2021

The Chemistry Department at the University of North Texas invites applications for our Summer 2022 NSF-REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Program.  The ten-week program will begin Tuesday, May 31 (arriving Sunday, May 29).  Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, and housing will be provided.  Funds are available to help defray travel costs to and from the REU site, which is located in the northern outskirts of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

This program offers interdisciplinary research experiences at the forefront of the chemical sciences. Although our faculty research groups are grounded in “traditional” areas of chemistry (analytical, inorganic, organic, physical), most of their research projects cross boundaries between these areas. A unique aspect of our REU program is that all projects will involve collaboration between two or more research groups, including both experimental and computational researchers, drawing on UNT’s world-class resources in both instrumentation and high-performance computing. Possible research areas include:

Light-Harvesting Organic/Metal-Organic Materials * Computational Catalyst Design * Transition Metal Catalysis for Organic Synthesis * Electrochemical Characterization of Semiconductor Materials * Porous Materials for Environmental Remediation * Gas-Sensing Materials * Pharmacological Modeling of Illicit Substances * Organometallic Precursors for Electronic Materials * Computational Biochemistry * Corrosion-Protective Materials

In addition to a meaningful research experience, this program includes a career program involving career-active researchers at major international chemical companies, tours of local companies to see how chemistry plays a role, “hands-on” learning experiences and training in scientific communication (written and verbal), “Research Boot Camps” providing intensive training in computational and experimental research methods, and a scientific ethics component.

If you are interested, please submit your application, personal statement, transcripts and two letters of recommendation to us by Tuesday, February 15, 2022.  Application forms and additional information can be found on our webpage: https://nsfreu.chemistry.unt.edu/