Brandeis REU

Brandeis Hampton University Brandeis MRSEC-Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

Brandeis MRSEC-Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

Brandeis University was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to establish a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. The research in our center concerns the combination of materials science with biology. We have very strong programs in the physical sciences and the life sciences, which we have combined to study this fascinating area. 

The summer REU program has a list of mentors and projects in the wide range of research topics, giving students the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research in a rapidly developing area of interdisciplinary science. 

Applications and transcripts are due in early February, and selection of the summer students proceeds with center faculty through April. With direction from a faculty adviser and, in most cases, a postdoctoral fellow or graduate student, the REU student defines and sets up the program necessary to accomplish the 10-week summer project. A final presentation is given by each student at the end-of-summer seminar attended by center faculty, student mentors and fellow REU students. 

The REU program includes: 

  • a stand-alone, substantive research project, appropriate for a 10-week period for each student
  • $6,000 stipend plus all costs for travel and housing
  • interaction with a faculty member and daily interaction with a graduate student mentor
  • a full day faculty-led workshop on various research topics, ethics in research, and an early career panel
  • emphasis on professional development, including written and oral skills and preparing for a career in science and engineering
  • end-of-summer REU poster session in which students present research results and conclusions
  • social activities and visits to local area attractions

Students interested in the Brandeis-REU program should contact: 

Brandeis University 

Dr. Anahita Zare
Brandeis University
Phone: (781) 736-2838


Hampton University 

Nicole Jackson
Hampton University
Phone: (757) 728-6047

2023 Brandeis REU Students

  • Amir Moore
  • Seth Benjamin
  • Markisha Ford
  • Markeyna Gatling
  • Jalen Lambert
  • Breon McCray, III

2022 Brandeis REU Students

  • Anthony Gillespie
  • Amir Moore
  • Tyler Postal
  • Anthony Solomon

2021 Brandeis REU Students

  • Anthony Gillespie
  • Nya Harmon
  • Garrett Horton
  • Alexa Livingstone
  • Jasmine Riggins
  • Spencer Parsons 

2020 Brandeis REU Students

  • Joy Barnes
  • Jihaad Barnett
  • Niara Chaney
  • Maurice Smith 

2019 Brandeis REU Students

  • Aaron Jones
  • Larry Luster
  • Janelle Mabrey
  • Jordan Nobles
  • Maurice Smith 

2018 Brandeis REU Students

  • Lanijah Flagg
  • Claude King
  • Larry Luster
  • Isaac Mukooza
  • Ashanti Sallee

2017 Brandeis REU Students

2016 Brandeis REU Students

  • David Barnes
  • Angela Berry
  • Angelina Gallego
  • Erin Jean
  • Amber Jones
  • Susan Okrah
  • Adrianna Shy
  • Niya Wilkins