The 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 2017 program will last from May 30th – August 5th.
NanoSURE participants will spend 10 weeks engaged in various nanoscale science related projects. The intellectual focus or theme of the NanoSURE REU site is interdisciplinary nanoscale science and engineering research. Students chosen to participate in the program will be assigned to ongoing interdisciplinary nanoscale science research projects, most of which are funded by the NSF (CHE-CAREER #1352507, DMR #1308509, CHE #0911407, and CHE-MRI #1337873) or NIH (R15GM100402).
Students can gain experience in:
- Nanoscale synthesis
- Nanoparticle manipulation and assembly
- Quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, and metallic nanoparticles
- Nanomedicine and drug delivery
- Hybrid materials
- SEM, TEM, and AFM
- X-ray crystallography