NSF-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Exploring the Chemistry of Energy Applications,

Living Systems, and

Supramolecular Assemblies (ExCELS)

Deadline for applications: February 28, 2017

Come and work in an exciting and interdisciplinary environment at SUNY Stony Brook!

The mission of the Stony Brook Chemistry Department is to support a community of scholars, and we want this community to include you! Working together, undergraduate researchers, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty build and use their fundamental understanding of molecular structure to develop innovative solutions that improve the human condition globally.

Our 41 faculty have diverse research interests that span a broad range of the chemical sciences, including traditional areas within chemistry as well as the intersection of chemistry with materials science, geology, biology, medicine, physics, and engineering. We have a vibrant environment for research and are ranked in the top quartile of Chemistry Graduate Programs according to the 2005 National Research Council assessment. 
Over the past decade, external funding in our Department has grown faster than in the chemistry departments of most other public universities. We now rank among the top 25 institutions in total research & development support in chemistry according to the National Science Foundation.

For more information on specific faculty research interests, see our departmental website, and for specific laboratories offering projects this year, visit the REU application page.

The REU Experience

The program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are undergraduates majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, or a related field, and a GPA > 3.2/4.0.  This year's program is expected to run from June 1 - August 4, 2017.  REU students will participate in research projects, cluster meetings, a weekly Professional Development Seminar, a field trip to Brookhaven National Laboratory, and research seminars given by graduate students and faculty mentors. Students will receive a stipend of $500 per week, full support for on-campus housing in a double room, and partial support for travel and meals during the program.

New this year, we also have support for students to perform research in Computational Chemistry with Prof. Eric Patterson. This program will provide stipend support only. No housing, meals or travel support is included, but students will attend seminars, Professional Development workshops, and tours or BNL with other REU students. If you wish to be considered for this stipend-only program, please check the appropriate box on the application.

Living in Stony Brook                                                                                       

Located near the restored historic village of Stony Brook, SUNY Stony Brook is on the north shore of Long Island, approximately 60 miles west of Montauk Point and 60 miles east of Manhattan. We are a train ride away from New York City's cultural life and still convenient to Long Island's recreational countryside and seashores. Visitors from around the world come to Long Island to enjoy its spectacular south shore Atlantic beaches, state and national parklands, splendid coastline and cliffs along the Sound, picturesque village greens and gracious country homes, and public beaches for swimming.


For more information, please contact Prof. Surita Bhatia, surita.bhatia@stonybrook.edu.