Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Summer Research Opportunities

National Science Foundation – Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF – REU)
NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.
http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/ 

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)
The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 16 participating DOE laboratories. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.
http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/ 

Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School (NFUSS)
http://pearl1.lanl.gov/external/nuclear-forensics/ 


Academic Year Research Opportunities

Nearly all of our faculty are happy to supervise undergraduate researchers. Feel free to contact them directly, or you may talk to your academic advisor for advice on which group might match your interests best. Most undergraduate research is carried out on a "for credit" basis. We have course numbers for research (x99, where x = 2-6) for students to receive academic credit. Research may be carried out during the academic year or during the summer. In a few instances, research may be carried out on a "for pay" basis as an hourly employee or work-study.

 

PROFESSOR/ OFFICE/ E-MAIL/ PHONE/ RESEARCH DESCRIPTION

Inorganic Chemistry Research Problems

Huang, Wenyu- 2760 Gilman- Whuang@iastate.edu 515-294-7084 Chem 299, 399, 499 Development of integrated catalytic systems based on controlled nanostructures to improve efficiency of catalytic processes and renewable energy-related reactions

Meyer, Gerd- 3759 Gilman- ghmeyer@iastate.edu 515-294-2378 Chem 299, 399, 499 Inorganic, solidstate, coordination chemistry

Miller, Gordon- 321 Spedding- gmiller@iastate.edu 515-294-6063 Chem 299, 399, 499 Structure and bonding of metal-rich compounds

Sadow, Aaron- 2101B Hach- sadow@iastate.edu 515-294-8069 Chem 299, 399, 499 Asymmetric organometallic chemistry, supported organometallic chemistry and catalysis

Slowing, Igor- 2756 Gilman- islowing@iastate.edu 515-294-1959 Chem 299, 399, 499 Multitasking nanostructures materials for catalysis, energy, analytical and biomedical applications

Stanley, Levi- 3101E Hach- lstanley@iastate.edu 515-294-3609 Chem 299, 399, 499 Organic synthesis, transition metal catalysis, asymmetric synthesis, biocatalysis and artificial metalloenzymes.

Vela, Javier- 2101E Hach- vela@iastate.edu 515-294-5536 Chem 299, 399, 499 Photoactive nanostructured materials for applications in biology, energy, and catalysis; organometallic chemistry and catalysis

Woo, L. Keith- 3759 Gilman- kwoo@iastate.edu 515-294-5854 Chem 299, 399, 499 Transition metal complexes and catalysis

 

Analytical Chemistry Research Problems

Anand, Robbyn- 2101C Hach- rkanand@iastate.edu 515-294-8944 Chem 299, 399, 499 Developing microdevices for single-cell and tissue-level analysis: censors, cell manipulation, and cell migration.

Anderson, Jared- 3762 Gilman- andersoj@iastate.edu 515-294-8356 Chem 299, 399, 499 Chromatography and separations, ionic liquids, sample preparation, bioanalytical chemistry

Houk, Robert Sam- B27 Spedding- rshouk@iastate.edu 515-294-9462 Chem 299, 399, 499 Structure of biomolecules by mass spectrometry

Lee, Young-Jin- 35A Carver Co-Lab- yjlee@iastate.edu 515-294-1235 Chem 299, 399, 499 Bioanalytical Mass Spectroscopy

Petrich, Jake- 0773 Gilman- jwp@iastate.edu 515-294-9422 Chem 299, 399, 499 Lasers and light: From antiviral and anticancer agents to food safety

Slowing, Igor- 2756 Gilman- islowing@iastate.edu 515-294-1959 Chem 299, 399, 499 Multitasking nanostructures materials for catalysis, energy, analytical and biomedical applications

Smith, Emily- 0706 Gilman- esmith1@iastate.edu 515-294-1424 Chem 299, 399, 499 Fluorescence and raman imaging of biological cells and tissues

Venditti, Vincenzo- 0219 Hach- venditti@iastate.edu 515-294-1044 Chem 299, 399, 499 Protein structure, dynamics and interactions - NMR spectroscopy

Yu, Edward- A115 Zaffarano- ewyu@iastate.edu 515-294-4955 Chem 299, 399, 499 Metal ion export in bacteria

 

Physical Chemistry Research Problems

Gordon, Mark- 201 Spedding- mark@si.mgs.chem.iastate.edu.gov 515-294-0452 Chem 299, 399, 499 (a) Calculations of chemical reaction mechanisms using quantum chemistry and writing quantum chemistry code for novel computer architectures

Holme, Thomas- 0211 Gilman- taholme@iastate.edu 515-294-9025 Chem 399, 499 Computational modeling of plants or pharmaceuticals

Huang, Wenyu- 2760 Gilman- Whuang@iastate.edu 515-294-7084 Chem 299, 399, 499 Development of integrated catalytic systems based on controlled nanostructures to improve efficiency of catalytic processes and renewable energy-related reactions

Petrich, Jake- 0773 Gilman- jwp@iastate.edu 515-294-9422 Chem 299, 399, 499 Lasers and light: From antiviral and anticancer agents to food safety

Rossini, Aaron- 0205 Hach- arossini@iastate.edu 515-294-8952 Chem 399, 499 Probing the structure of complex materials with solid-state NMR spectroscopy

Song, Xueyu- 303C Wilhelm- xsong@iastate.edu 515-294-4383 Chem 399, 499 Reaction dynamics in chemical and biological systems

Venditti, Vincenzo- 0219 Hach- venditti@iastate.edu 515-294-1044 Chem 299, 399, 499 Protein structure, dynamics and interactions - NMR spectroscopy

Windus, Theresa- 125 Spedding- twindus@iastate.edu515-294-6134 Chem 299, 399, 499 Environmental challenges addressed by computational science

Yu, Edward- A115 Zaffarano- ewyu@iastate.edu 515-294-4955 299, 399, 499 Metal ion export in bacteria.

 

Organic Chemistry Research Problems

Chen, Jason- 3122 Hach- jschen@iastate.edu515-294-7409 Chem 299, 399, 499 Organic synthesis, chemical biology, and biorenewable materials

Jenks, William- 3760 Gilman- wsjenks@iastate.edu 515-294-4711 Chem 299, 399, 499 Organic photochemistry and physical organic chemistry

Kraus, George- 2759 Gilman- gakraus@iastate.edu 515-294-7794 Chem 299, 399, 499 Organic synthesis and green chemistry

Sadow, Aaron- 2101B Hach- sadow@iastate.edu515-294-8069 Chem 399, 499 Asymmetric organometallic chemistry, supported organometallic chemistry, and catalysis

Slowing, Igor- 2756 Gilman- islowing@iastate.edu 515-294-1959 Chem 299, 399, 499 Multitasking nanostructures materials for catalysis, energy, analytical and biomedical applications

Stanley, Levi- 3101E Hach- lstanley@iastate.edu 515-294-3609 Chem 299, 399, 499 Organic synthesis, transition metal catalysis, asymmetric synthesis, biocatalysis and artificial metalloenzymes.

VanVeller, Brett-3125 Hach-bvv@iastate.edu 515-294-7613 Chem 399, 499 Organic synthesis and molecular design for biological and novel materials applications.

Vela, Javier- 2101E Hach- vela@iastate.edu 515-294-5536 Chem 299, 399, 499 Photoactive nanostructured materials for applications in biology, energy, and catalysis; organometallic chemistry and catalysis

Winter, Arthur- 2101D Hach- winter@iastate.edu 515-294-2813 Chem 399, 499 Development of organic chemical tools for biological and biomedical applications.

Woo, L. Keith- 3759 Gilman- kwoo@iastate.edu 515-294-5854 Chem 299, 399, 499 Synthesis of bioconjugates and coupling reactions with oligonucleotides

Zhao, Yan- 3101D Hach- zhaoy@iastate.edu 515-294-5845 Chem 399, 499 Synthesis of environmentally responsive ‘smart’ molecules and their applications in molecular sensing and catalysis

 

Chemical Education Problems

Holme, Thomas- 0211 Gilman- taholme@iastate.edu 515-294-9025 Chem 299, 399, 499 Building and validating new tools to measure learning in chemistry

For more information about the research interests of a faculty member, please visit: http://www.chem.iastate.edu/faculty/ or click on their name!

 

Professor Information Last Updated: 3/08/2016