Project Areas:

Nanoscience of Biosystems

Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion

Informational Nanotechnology

Nano-Bio Interfaces

Complex Functional Systems


The NSMS REU Program is focused into two major research areas: Nanoscience of Biosystems, Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion, and Microsystems.

Our REU program strives to make the best possible matches between student interests and available projects, strongly promotes and encourages the development of close student-mentor relationships, professional development, co-authored publications by REU participants, and a chance to attend a national meeting.

Nanoscience of Biosystems

Jeff Brinker (ChNE, Sandia)
Nanoparticle Platforms for Targeted Delivery
Heather Canavan (ChNE, CBME)
Polymerization of a “Smart” Cell Culture Biomaterial

Eva Chi (ChNE, CBME)
Biosensor Detection of Protein Aggregate Toxicity

Debi Evans & Dave Whitten (Chem, CBME)
Antimicrobial Coatings of Oligo Phenylene Ethynylenes
Mahmoud Taha (Civil Engineering)
Nanomechanics of Osteoporotic Bones

Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion

Abhaya Datye (ChNE, CMEM)
Support Effects in Heterogeneous Catalysts
Plamen Atanassov (ChNE, CEET)
Non-Platinum Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells

John Grey (Chemistry)
Conjugate Polymer Composites for Solar Cells

Sang Han (ChNE, CHTM)
High-Efficiency Multijunction Photovoltaics
Hua Guo (Chemistry)


Hongyou Fan (ChNE, Sandia)
Nanostructured Flexible Fibers For Energy Storage
Sanjay Krishna (ECE, CHTM)
Radiometric Characterization of Focal Plane Arrays

Zayd Leseman (Mechanical Engineering)
Capillary Effects on Tribology in MEMS devices

Dimiter Petsev (ChNE)
Focusing and Separation of Analytes in Microfluidics
Kevin Malloy (Physics)
Electrocaloric Materials for Thin Film Heat Engines


CMEM - Center for Micro-Engineered Materials
CBME - Center for Biomedical Engineering
CEET - Center for Emerging Energy Technologies
CHTM - Center for High-Technology Materials
Sandia - Sandia Laboratories Advanced Materials Lab