REU Site: Growing Entrepreneurially-Minded Undergraduate Researchers with New Product Development in Applied Energy

Academic Applied Research + Real-World Customer Discovery

Project Mission

The goal of this project is to provide underrepresented engineering and engineering technology students with a research experience that combines the best aspects of academic applied research, such as strong theory basis and rigorous scholarship, with essential business practices such as real-world customer discovery and the generation of sound business plans.

Project Team

Research Focus: Industrial Engineering + Solar Energy Monitoring

Research Summary

Research Focus: Mechanical Engineering + Safe Battery Disassembly

Research Summary

Research Focus: Materials Engineering + Fuel Cell & Battery Materials Processing

Research Summary

Research Focus: Electrical Engineering + Solar Energy Harvesting

Research Summary

Research Focus: Fluid Power Engineering + Energy Storage

Research Summary

Project Coordinator

PhD Student


Contact Dr. Lisa Bosman ( or Dr. Jason Ostanek ( to get more information on the project.