We are pleased to announce the Summer Research Fellowship Program for 2012 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. We are now seeking undergraduate applicants for the 10 week fellowship program. The fellowships are sponsored by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU supplements). Summer fellows will have the opportunity to conduct research in chemical and biomedical engineering in an academic setting. This program welcomes students in bioengineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering and basic sciences.

The location of UIC in the heart of Chicago offers a particularly advantageous situation for engineering and science students because of the enormous amount of chemical industry and medical institutions in the Chicago area. UIC is the only public engineering school in the city. The UIC Engineering Departments have grown rapidly with highly active faculty members, undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.

The projects span a broad range of topics
  • Chemical Research for Energy and Environmental Engineering
  • Process Control and System Dynamics
  • Drug Delivery and Biomolecular Transport
  • Biomechanics
  • Nano-technology, Microfabrication and Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics for Molecular Drug Design and Characterization
Program Description (click for flier)
  • Participants work for a summer at the University of Illinois at Chicago, collaborating with faculty and staff on current research projects on novel materials and processing in chemical and biomedical engineering.
  • US citizenship or permanent residence is required.
  • Selection is based on applicant’s academic standing, a brief statement of interest, and two faculty references.
  • Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Award includes: $4,300 stipend and additional travel and on-campus housing will be offered for the eligible applicants.
  • The program starts on May 28, 2012 and ends on August 03, 2012.
Download the application form

Application Form (pdf / word)

Application Deadline

All applications should be e-mailed to Seon Kim before February 29th, 2012.
(Late applications will be considered if we have space remaining in the program)

For more information send an e-mail to: Seon Kim [sbkim@uic.edu] or Eric Lueshen [eluesh2@uic.edu]

or contact:

Prof. Andreas A. Linninger
Laboratory for Product and Process Design (LPPD)
University of Illinois at Chicago
851 S. Morgan Street, SEO 218 (M/C 063), Chicago, IL 60607-7052