This REU will teach students how to engage with a project at the instrumental and experimental design level, focusing on methods and devices needed to solve analytical problems in the developing world.
All the projects involve analytical chemistry, but there are many different approaches, ranging from projects that focus on designing and building instrumentation, to those that use high tech instruments for analyzing samples of interest in the developing world context, to adapting analysis methods so they can be used in field or low-resource settings. Analytical targets include pharmaceuticals, nutrients, environmental contaminants, and biomedical analytes. For more information, click on the project names to the left.
The application requires you to indicate interest in 3 of the projects; these faculty will review your application. It is OK to contact faculty before you submit an application.