UMass Amherst

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST
2014 SURE Nanotechnology Program Application

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List any previous undergraduate research and dates, including summer REUs.
 
List all math and science classes in progress or taken, including dates and grades.
 
In 50-100 words, please describe your interest in nanotechnology research and why you want to participate in the SURE Program in Nanotechnology this summer.
 
Briefly explain what your plans are after graduation. List any advanced degree you would hope to earn (e.g., MS in Chem, PhD in Engineering, MD, etc.) and/or if you are currently interested in a career in Industry, Government, Academia, Medicine, etc.
 
To help us make the best match for your summer research project, please rank your top 5 choices (only) from 1 (top) to 5.
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A. Responsive Polymer Nanostructures
Prof. Ryan Hayward, Department of Polymer Science & Engineering
B. Environmental Impact of Nanoparticles
Prof. Richard Vachet, Department of Chemistry
C. Polymer Templates for Organic-based Photovoltaics
Prof. Bryan Coughlin, Department of Polymer Science & Engineering
D. Properties of Nanoscale DNA Structures
Prof. Harry Bermudez, Department of Polymer Science & Engineering
E. Organic and Polymer Single-Crystalline Solar Cells
Prof. Alejandro Lopez Briseno, Department of Polymer Science & Engineering
F. Polymers for Use in Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting
Prof. Alejandro Lopez Briseno, Department of Polymer Science & Engineering
G. Modeling Self-Limited Assemblies of Chiral Nanofilaments
Prof. Gregory Grason, Department of Polymer Science & Engineering
H. Molecular Modeling of Polymer Translocation
Prof. M. Muthukumar, Department of Polymer Science & Engineering
I. Nanoparticle-Based Sensing of Proteins, Bacteria, and Human Cells
Prof. Vince Rotello, Department of Chemistry
J. Drug, DNA, and siRNA Delivery to Cells using Gold Nanoparticles
Prof. Vince Rotello, Department of Chemistry
K. Integrating Top-Down Nanofabrication Processes with Bottom-Up Nanoparticle Assembly
Prof. Vince Rotello, Department of Chemistry
L. Synthetic Cell Penetrating Peptide Mimics
Prof. Greg Tew, Department of Polymer Science & Engineering
M. Novel Hydrogels With Tunable Properties
Prof. Greg Tew, Department of Polymer Science & Engineering
 
In addition to this application, please send us an up-to-date official transcript from the college/university you currently attend, and provide two letters of recommendation. Please list the names of the individuals who are writing a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
 
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until February 28, 2014.
 
The letters may be sent by regular mail to the address below, or sent electronically if signed by the sender and scanned to a PDF file. The official transcript should be sent to:
SURE Nanotechnology Program
MassNanoTech Institute
370 Lederle Graduate Research Tower
710 North Pleasant Street
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
or by email to: massnanotech@research.umass.edu.