Research Experience for Undergraduates has been recommended for renewal

Summer 2016 - Research Experience for Undergraduates

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 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.

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: TBA

Further information HERE

The following faculty are mentors in our REU Program and there is a choice of 15 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
  • David Chatfield, Associate Professor and Department Chairperson
  • Francisco Fernandez-Lima, Assistant Professor
  • Piero Gardinali, Professor
  • John Landrum, Professor
  • Bruce McCord, Professor
  • Kevin O’Shea, Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate School
  • J. Martin Quirke, Professor
  • Raphael G. Raptis, Professor
  • Yuk-Ching Tse-Dinh, Professor
  • Stanislaw Wnuk, Professor
  • Yi Xiao, Assistant Professor



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