At Cornell, materials research spans the gamut from theoretical physics to synthetic chemistry to the design and fabrication of new magnetic, photonic and microelectronic devices. Research projects for all interests will be offered, and students will be assisted in choosing a project that matches their interests.
REU Research Reports
A pdf containing all of the final reports from the REU projects.
2005 Reports (~10Mb).
2006 Reports (~12Mb).
2007 Reports (~12Mb).
2008 Reports (~12Mb)
2009 Reports (~14Mb)
2010 Reports (~6.5Mb)
2011 Reports (~11Mb)
2012 Reports (~8Mb)
2013 REU Research Projects
- Quantum Mechanical Prediction of Compounds for Energy and Information Technologies
- Statistical Mechanical Theory of Liquids and Liquid Solutions
- Nanoparticle Metal Oxides for Lithium Batteries
- Exploring the Transition to Multicellular Life
- Single-nanoparticle photoelectrochemical cells
- Advanced nanomanufacturing of semiconductor nanowires in roll-to-roll configurations.
- What is in the void? Analysis of interstitial volumes in quantum dot thin films and their relationship to performance in thin film solar cells.
- Materials Genome Initiative
- Distribution coefficients for oxyanions in carbonate-seawater systems
- Inflammation-inducing biomaterials to model heart valve disease
- Probing nanoscale magnetism with light
- Electron Imaging of Interfaces in Nanostructured Materials
- Graphene Bilayer Wonder World
- Organic Cathode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries
- Nanoscale Physics and Spintronics
- Growth and Characterization of Graphene
- Structure and Dynamics of Soft Interfaces
- New Methods for the Synthesis of Green Polymers
- Cell-transistor Interface: Non Faradaic Electrochemical Sensing
- Polymers for Biologically Benign Surfaces
- Determination of strength degradation mechanisms of native oxide on silicon nanostructures
- Biomaterials systems to study tumor-associated ECM remodeling
- Theoretical descriptions of ferrofluid flows in an electrospinning environment
- Characterization of Cartilage Friction and Wear After Trauma