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Center for Integration of Modern Optoelectronic Materials on Demand REU

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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The IMOD Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program supports undergraduate students (2yr and 4yr institutions) to participate in nine- to ten weeks of authentic research across a broad range of disciplines, including chemistry, physics, materials science & engineering, and electrical & computer engineering. The research within our center focuses on theoretical and practical application of optoelectronic devices that generate, sense, and control light underpin the modern information-technology era. With a world more reliant on such devices across a wide range of industries, IMOD seeks to advances in the synthesis of highly precise materials and the integration of different materials into functional optoelectronic devices and systems.


Undergraduate participants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.

Applicants must have completed at least one or two years of college (2yr or 4yr).

Students must be 18 years old by the beginning of the REU.

Please note: This program prioritizes students from non-IMOD partnering locations (see IMOD website for complete list of IMOD institutions) and encourages students from diverse backgrounds who would benefit from a transformative experience and are interested in exploring the field.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Washington (Lead)
Columbia University
City University of New York (CUNY) System
Lehigh University
Northwestern University
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Pennsylvania

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Optics & Photonics
STEM Fields

Material Design
Molecular Engineering
Nanomaterials Science & Engineering
Nanoparticle Synthesis
Nanoscale Devices
Nonlinear Optics
Physical Chemistry
Quantum Optics

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 2/12/2024
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