REU: Nanoscale Assembly of Molecules and Materials

The colors of butterfly wings, the strength of an abalone shell, and the adhesive properties of gecko feet arise from the arrangement of smaller building blocks which comprise these structures. REU students at Indiana University Bloomington will engage in in-depth study of materials chemistry and, in particular, how materials assemble from smaller entities (atoms and molecules) into larger structures and the function of assembled forms. The projects for REU students include both synthesis and characterization of materials and their building blocks, with opportunities for students with interests in all areas of chemistry.

Students in the program will engage in a 10-week summer research experience beginning in May 2020. They will participate in weekly career development discussions and visit local companies such as Eli Lilly and CRANE Naval Surface Warfare Center.

Participants will receive a $500 per week stipend, a travel allowance up to $500, on-campus housing, and a meal allowance.

More information is available on their website and flyer.

Applications will open in November and are due January 31, 2020.


Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

UTC Student Research Chemist

Are you looking for a summer job? How about one in the fields of organic and inorganic synthesis!

Universal Technology Corporation is looking to hire a current student do be a research chemist over the summer at their Composites Branch within the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air base in Ohio.

Interested students should have working knowledge and hands-on experience in…

  • traditional and state-of-the-art techniques for the synthesis
  • reaction optimization
  • characterization of organic and inorganic small molecules

Qualifications include…

  • S. citizenship
  • Current student (B.S., M.S. or Ph.D.) in chemistry
  • Research in chemical synthesis, reaction optimization, and characterization
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Research publications in peer-reviewed journals and professional society conference presentations are a plus.
  • Team-oriented approach, but capable of independent work
  • Willingness to expand scientific knowledge base through interdisciplinary research

For more Job Responsibilities see the attached document, and to apply and get even more information, go to their website.

Research Opportunity: Behrman Lab

Ohio State Biochemistry Professor E.J. Behrman has an opportunity for an undergraduate interested in the synthesis of sugar-amino acid conjugates known as Amadori rearrangement products.  There is the possibility of funding during the summer, but the opening could begin sooner.

If you’re interested, or would like more information, contact Prof. Behrman at behrman.1@osu.edu or 292-9485.  His office is located in 872  Biological Sciences Building.