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Nanotube ArtworkThe UNC Charlotte NanoSURE REU Site is designed to advance nanoscale science research at the undergraduate level and contribute to the education and training of the nanotechnology workforce of the future.

Nanoscale science research faculty from the Departments of Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Optical Science, and Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science will mentor undergraduate researchers on well-defined research projects related to nanoscale science.

* The program will last from May 26th – August 1st. 

Research Topics

Chemical DiagramFor 2014, the NanoSURE research projects will focus on the following areas of nanoscale science research:

  1. Supraparticle assemblies of amphiphilic hybrid-nanoparticles
  2. Understanding and controlling protein stability
  3. Spectroscopic investigation of colloidal nanocrystal dynamics
  4. Novel corrole-based nanoparticles for photodynamic therapy
  5. Synthesis and crystallography of inorganic compounds

Students can gain experience in:

  • Nanoscale synthesis
  • Nanoparticle manipulation and assembly
  • Quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, and metallic nanoparticles
  • Spectroscopy
  • SEM, TEM, and AFM
  • X-ray crystallography

Program Activities

  • Ten-week summer research experiencenanosure-photo.jpg
  • $4000 stipend for summer research
  • On-campus housing provided
  • Seminars and workshop activities
  • Recreational activities
  • Outreach program – NanoDiscovery Day at Discovery Place – Charlotte
  • Final research symposium



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