Summer UC Merced Undergraduate Research Fellowship

UC Merced Students will take part in a 9-week long summer undergraduate research program. Students will work side by side with UC Merced graduate students and faculty. Through structured mentoring and intensive hands-on training, students in the program will gain the experimental skills that allow them to effectively and safely work in a laboratory setting. This will be complemented by a weekly seminar series that introduces students to different research topics conducted in MACES and at NASA. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of their research area and to summarize their own research.  

Eligibility Criteria:
  o   Full-time UC Merced undergraduate student
  o   At least two semesters of college experience
  o   GPA 3.0 or above
  o   US Citizen or Permanent Residence Status

Application Materials
  o   Unofficial transcript
  o   Contact information of one reference
  o   300 word statement of research interests
  o   Name of preferred MACES faculty advisor: choose from the list below ? You are picking which Professors you wish to work with. The first choice is your primary Professor and the second choice is your backup Professor.

Deadline for the 2017 summer program: April 1st, 2017 

Application Submission: e-mail required application materials to Petia Gueorguieva,

Faculty Research Interests: 

Jennifer Lu, MACES Center Director
Materials Science and Engineering
Functional nanomaterials, molecular design and rational assembly for new energy conversion platforms. 

Sayantani Ghosh | Physics
Photonics, nanoplasmic materials and hybrid photovoltaics. 

Min Hwan Lee | Mechanical Engineering
Solid state fuel cells and electrocatalysis. 

Ashlie Martini | Mechanical Engineering
Triology for energy saving. 

Anand Subramaniam | Bioengineering
Synthetic biology, colloidal materials, microfluidics and biosensing. 

Vincent Tung | Materials Science and Engineering
Synthesis and assembly of 3D functional monoliths. 

Tao Ye | Chemistry
Measure and control of single biomecules, biologically inspired nanostructures at interfaces.