Spend the summer in Boulder, Colorado,
as an NNIN-REU intern

Spend the summer in Boulder, CO as an NNIN-REU intern. You’ll be exposed to the ongoing nanotechnology research in electronics, optoelectronics, MEMS and nanomaterials. You will gain first-hand processing experience using the equipment in the Colorado Nanofabrication Laboratory (http://cnl.colorado.edu), with support and guidance from the staff. Students work with outstanding CU faculty drawn from multiple disciplines including biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and optics. You’ll join and participate in one of CU Boulder’s research groups and be mentored by an experienced PhD candidate, learning what it is like to be a graduate student and work on you own research project. You’ll also have further opportunities to network and build relationships with peers in other REU programs across campus. Finally, evenings and weekends you’ll be able to explore the Rocky Mountains and the Front Range. The list of outdoor activities is endless, including cycling, hiking and climbing, while the University (http://www.colorado.edu) and the greater Boulder/Denver area (http://www.bouldercolorado.gov/) host a wide range of cultural events each summer.

This program is for undergraduate students in engineering and science with broad interests across disciplines focusing on nanotechnology. Participants receive a $4,000 stipend, plus housing and all reasonable travel expenses. Full participation in the site program, network convocation and final reporting is mandatory. We will also host a small number of projects studying the social and ethical issues (SEI) of nanotechnology. These specific projects are well suited to communications majors, as well as science majors.

A scientific convocation, attended by all NNIN REU interns, is held mid-August allowing interns the opportunity to present their work to their peers in a concise scientific presentation. Interns also must complete a written report, akin to a research paper, summarizing the findings of their research project. A list of prior REU research projects and accomplishments can be found at http://www.nnin.org/reu/nnin-reu-program-past-years. Please note that due to the complexity of coordinating fourteen sites and 80 internships, applicants cannot choose a preferred project, only a preferred research site and research focus.

More info can be found at http://www.nnin.org/research-experience-undergraduates

To apply, go to the NNIN/REU website at: http://www.nnin.org/reu/2015-reu-application-gateway



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Previous REU research projects and participating faculty

The REU projects of previous years are listed below as well as University of Colorado faculty members that have participated in the program, including their research interests.

2013 REU Projects

Ion Transport Through Porous Graphene; page 118
Katelyn Conrad, Biomedical Engineering, Arizona State University

Electro-Mechanical Characterization of Gold Nanowire Meshes; page 140
Connor G. McMahan, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fabricating Dual-Sided Micro Lenses and High Frequency Talbot Diffraction Gratings Using Binary Masks; page 170
Bradlee Kyle Beauchamp, Engineering Physics, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Silicon Nanophotonic Add-Drop Filter Based on High-Q Square Resonant Cavities; page 174
Emily Donahue, Engineering Physics, Cornell University

Influence of the Type of Wetting Layer on the Contact Resistance in Metal-Graphene Ohmic Contacts; page 188
Yuki Sunayama, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Shiga, Japan

Graphene-Based Electro-Optic Modulator Fabrication; page 190
Michael Sunyak, Electrical Engineering, Ohio Northern University

2012 REU Projects

Progress Towards Electrical Interface Chips for BioMEMS, page 36
   Stephanie Swartz, University of Rochester

Transparent and Stretchable Metal Electrodes, page 56
   Soichi Hirokawa, Bowdoin College

Ionic Transport Across Atomically Thin Graphene Membranes, page 84
   Lauren Cosgriff, University of Pennsylvania

Microring Resonators in Silicon Photonic Circuits, page 150
   Daniel Klemme, Bethel University

Microheaters for Thermo-Optic Tuning of Silicon Photonic Devices, page 152
   Juan Pablo Llinás, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Top-Gated Graphene-Based Ultrafast Electro-Optic Modulators, page 160
   Jacob M. Rothenberg, University of Rochester

Volume Nano-Structured Optics for 3D Superresolution Imaging, page 162
   Aubrey Shapero, Stanford University

Fabrication of Graphene Field Effect Transistors, page 208
   Lee Hamstra, Cornell University

2011 REU Projects

Measuring van der Waals Forces in Graphene, page 134
   Mariah Szpunar, Mechanical Engineering, University of Miami

Fabrication of Free-Standing Graphene Films for Probing the Intrinsic Ultrafast Electron Dynamics, page 108
   Jeffrey Hart, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Olin College of Engineering

Fabrication of GaAsBi Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors, page 66
   Hilary Hurst, Engineering Physics, Colorado School of Mines

Ethical, Legal & Social Implications (ELSI) of Nanotechnology, page 208
   Nina Hwang, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Rice University

Flexible Membrane Liquid Lens, page 154
   David Mallin, Physics, University of San Diego

Analog Lithography of Complex Phase Plates for Sub-diffraction Lithography, page 158
   Drew Schiltz, Physics, Composite Materials Engineering, Winona State University

Flexible & Stretchable Networks of Metals, page 116
   Gawain Lau, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Graphene-Based Ultrafast Electro-Optical Modulators, page 160
   Seiya Suzuki, Graduate School of Engineering, Toyota Technological Institute, Tempaku-ku, Nagoya, Japan

2010 REU Projects

Fabrication of a Three Terminal Nanomechanical Graphene Switch, page 118
   Lauren Cantley, Physics, Grinnell College

Growth of Graphene Nanostructures on Silicon Wafers, page 130
   Brian Benton, Physics, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Fabrication of High Speed Nanoscale Metal-Semiconductor-Metal Photodetector, page 136
   Kevin Chen, Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University

3D Super-Resolution Using a Phase Mask Fabricated via Grey-Level Lithography, page 144
   Callie Fiedler, Physics, University of San Diego

Fabrication and Characterizations of Plasmonic Nanostructures for Organic Photovoltaics, page 146
   Michael Hoerner, Engineering Physics, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

2009 REU Projects

Integration of Gallium Nitride Nanowires with Silicon Circuits, page 54
   Lydia Kisley, Chemistry, Wittenberg University

Mechanical Properties of Atomic Layer Deposited Tungsten, page 72
   Steven Brown, Physics and Mathematics, University of Minnesota

Fabricating Mechanically Adjustable Single Molecule Electrical Contacts, page 102
   Matthew T. Hershberger, Physics, Bethel College

3D Photonic Crystals Fabricated Through Direct Laser Writing, page 114
   Meredith Henstridge, Physics, Xavier University

Process Development for a Traveling Wave Terahertz Detector, page 144
   Benjamin D. McPheron, Electrical Engineering, Ohio Northern University

Participating faculty and research interest




Juliet Gopinath (303) 492-5568 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mid-infrared lasers, beam combining, optofluidics, ultrafast spectroscopy and semiconductor lasers

Robert McLeod (303) 735-0997 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Subwavelength photolithography, hybrid 3D photonic integration, polymer photonics

Garret Moddel (303) 492-1889 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Metal-insulator-metal optoelectronics, geometric diode solar cells, unconventional devices

Wounjhang Park (303) 735-3601 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Photonic crystals, optical metamaterials, plasmonics

Rafael Piestun (303) 735-0894 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Unconventional optical imaging and sensing, fs laser nanofabrication

Bart Van Zeghbroeck (303) 492-2809 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

High temperature electronics (GaN, SiC), MEMS and optoelectronics, nanofabrication

Victor Bright (303) 735-1734 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MEMS for optoelectronic applications.

Scott Bunch (303) 492-6802- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MEMS for optoelectronic applications.

Charles Rogers (303) 492-4476 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Nonlinear optical studies of surfaces and interfaces: Rotor molecules and photovoltaics

Thomas Schibli (303) 492-6125 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Graphene photonics, chip-scale modelocked lasers, optical frequency comb

Mark Stoykovich (303) 492-6522 – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Block copolymers, polymer self-assembly, nanostructured materials, advanced lithography and nanofabrication.

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