University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)


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Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Interested in gaining research experience in engineering?
Spend ten weeks this summer performing research in materials for sustainability in the Cullen College of Engineering at UH — and earn a $5,000 stipend!

The Cullen College of Engineering (CCoE) at the University of Houston will host a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in the summer of 2018. The program is designed to inspire bright and motivated undergraduates to pursue graduate education and careers in science and engineering research. Participants will work closely with leading materials engineers at CCoE and contribute to ongoing cutting-edge research in materials for sustainability in energy and manufacturing.

For more information on the REU program, click on the links on the top left of each web page.

Program Dates: May 21 - July 31, 2018

Basic Application Requirements

  1. U. S. Citizen or Permanent Resident status
  2. GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 GPA scale
  3. Completed application received by March 9, 2018.
  4. Completed letter of recommendation received by March 9, 2018.
  5. Current unofficial transcript or transcripts received by March 9, 2018.

In the ten-week REU program:

  • Build research laboratory skills.
  • Develop written and oral presentation skills.
  • Gain training in safety and ethics.
  • Establish a professional network.
  • Explore social activities in Houston!

Sample research projects:

  • Flexible and stretchable batteries
  • Smart antifouling coatings to prevent corrosion
  • Nanoporous zeolites for advanced catalysis
  • Biorenewable polymer resins for infrastructure
  • Earth-abundant metal alloys for chemical synthesis
  • Electrochemistry for next-generation energy storage
Application Deadline: March 9, 2018

Completed applications will be reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis. We encourage you to send application materials early. Each complete application will be acknowledged via email, and all applicants will be notified in April as to their status.

Stipend: $5,000

Students whose home residence is outside the greater Houston area will receive a travel allowance to offset transportation costs. All participants will stay in an on-campus apartment during the program (paid for through the REU program).


FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Drs. Haleh Ardebili and Jacinta Conrad // reu2018 [at] egr [dot] uh [dot] edu


The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.
Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Contact Information

REU Program Director
University of Houston
Cullen College of Engineering
N207 Engineering Building 1
4726 Calhoun Road
Houston, Texas 77204-4006
Fax: 713-743-4503
Email: reu2018 [at] egr [dot] uh [dot] edu


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under grant number (tbd). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed in this materials are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.