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Advanced Materials Synthesis

This REU site offers unique opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in research in advanced materials synthesis in a 10-week summer program. Participants will join an interdisciplinary research team on UVA Grounds for training in materials science and engineering, state-of-the-art research methods, the research culture and science communication. Participants will also benefit from mentorship activities, workshops and seminars to prepare for their next steps and successful careers in industry, national laboratories and academia.

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Faculty Advisors 

Twelve faculty members serve as advisors to the participants. They are editors of leading journals; winners of prestigious research, teaching and mentorship awards; professional society fellows and officers; national conference program chairs; and leaders in STEM outreach to groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the field.

Participating Faculty