Research Interest Areas

Research projects available to REU applicants have been grouped into six interdisciplinary (and overlappping) interest areas.  Clicking on each button below will open up the list of relevant projects.  When completing the program application, you will be asked to identify the two research areas that are of greatest interest to you.  You may use your essay to indicate any specific project(s) within each area that you find particularly intriguing. 

Chemical Biology, Microfluidics and Mass Spectrometry
Chemical Synthesis and Catalysis
Lasers, Spectroscopy and Molecular Dynamics
Materials Chemistry, Energy and Nanoscience A (Experimental)
Materials Chemistry, Energy and Nanoscience B (Theoretical and Computational)
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

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On July 24, 2017 - Cameron Liss had his research featured in the ACS Journal of Chemical Theory & Computation.  Cameron served as a 2016 REU Participant under the direction of Professor Marco Caricato.  The article is titled:  "Electronic Coupling for Donor-Bridge-Acceptor Systems with a Bridge-Overlap Approach"  Click to access abstract

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1992 REU Alumni Joseph Cavaleri
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