Research Experience for Undergraduates

Summer 2016 - Research Experience for Undergraduates

2016 REU Book of Abstracts is now available.


Sensors and Sensing: From Molecules to Applications
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Florida International University

The main objective of the REU program is to expose undergraduate students to interdisciplinary research in the field of sensing, monitoring and detection.

During the 10 week program (5/23/16-7/30/16) the participants will closely work with faculty and graduate students on cutting edge research projects that bridge traditional chemistry disciplines. Beside full time research, participants will be involved in weekly seminars and workshops focused on modern problems in the chemistry of sensing, monitoring and detection, ethics in science, professional growth, and the role of the scientist in modern society.

The REU program provides a $ 5,200 summer stipend. In addition, housing and travel, (including travel for presentation of work in conferences) is provided by the program . Sophomore, junior, and rising senior students are encouraged to apply.

To begin you application please apply here.

For Highlights of Summer 2013 REU research please click HERE

For Highlights of Summer 2014 REU research please click HERE

For Pictures of past REU events please click HERE

For Accomplishments of past REU participants please click HERE

*** In order to qualify for this program you must be a permanent resident or US Citizen.

Please contact the REU Program at for further information.

Application deadline: March 1, 2016

Summer 2016 Flyer click HERE

The following faculty are mentors in our REU Program and there is a choice of 16 research projects available for this Summer

Konstantinos Kavallieratos, Associate Professor and Program Director

Jaroslava Miksovska, Associate Professor and Program Co-Director

Jose Almirall, Professor

Yong Cai, Professor

Francisco Fernandez-Lima, Assistant Professor

Piero Gardinali, Professor

Fenfei Leng, Associate Professor

Bruce McCord, Professor

Joong-ho Moon, Associate Professor

Kevin O’Shea, Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate School

J. Martin Quirke, Professor

Raphael G. Raptis, Professor

Yuk-Ching Tse-Dinh, Professor

Sonia Underwood, Assistant Professor

Stanislaw Wnuk, Professor

Yi Xiao, Assistant Professor

For Highlights of the Specific REU projects available for this Summer please click HERE


Ms. Antonija Tangar, Program Coordinator

Phone: 305-348-4262, Fax: 305-348-3772 Attn: REU Program

Dr. Konstantinos Kavallieratos, Program Director
Dr. Jaroslava Miksovska, Program Co-Director