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Contact: Omolola Eniola-Adefeso

Associate Professor

Chemical Engineering

(734) 936-0856

B28-G046W NCRC

The College of Engineering and the University of Michigan offer two programs to provide undergraduate students an opportunity to participate in summer research. Students will be matched after admission.

Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering—SURE

For U-M undergraduate students, SURE offers summer research internships to outstanding undergraduate students who have entered or completed their junior year by the time of their internship. Participants have the opportunity to conduct 10-12 weeks of full-time summer research with some of the country’s leading faculty in a wide range of engineering disciplines. The program provides opportunities for students to assess their interests and potential in pursuing research at the Masters or PhD level in graduate school. All participants must apply online through the SURE website. Accepted applicants from the University of Michigan receive guidance from a faculty advisor in a College of Engineering research facility, a stipend of $4,200, attend regular meetings and seminars, and produce a short YouTube video of their summer research project and/or experience.

Summer Research Opportunity Program—SROP

For non-U-M undergraduate students, SROP offers summer research internships to outstanding undergraduate students who have entered or completed their junior year by the time of their internship. Participants have the opportunity to conduct seven to eight weeks of full-time summer research with some of the country’s leading faculty in a wide range of engineering disciplines. The program provides opportunities for students to assess their interests and potential in pursuing research at the PhD level in graduate school. All participants must apply online through the SURE website. Accepted applicants receive guidance by a faculty advisor in a College of Engineering research facility, a stipend of $4,000, room and some board, travel allowance, GRE Test Prep, weekly seminars and workshops, produce a short YouTube video of their summer research project and/or experience, and potential attendance at a Big Ten CIC Research Symposium. For department information, contact Ms. Susan Hamlin, ChE Graduate Program Assistant, at hamlins@umich.edu.

Chemical Engineering 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering (SURE) and Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) Research Projects

Professor Lola Eniola-Adefeso

  • ChE PROJECT #1 Leukocyte Adhesion Studies in Parallel Plate Flow Chambers—Evaluation of Platelet-Enhanced Neutrophil Adhesion
  • ChE PROJECT #2 Characterization of the flow adhesion dynamics of vascular targeted drug carriers—Evaluation of Drug Carrier Blood Compatibility

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Professor H. Scott Fogler

  • ChE PROJECT #3 Asphaltene precipitation kinetics
  • ChE PROJECT #4 Wax deposition in subsea pipelines
  • ChE PROJECT #5 Web modules (MS/UG)

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Professor Sharon Glotzer

  • ChE PROJECT #6 Bio-inspired nanoscale assembly
  • ChE PROJECT #7 Structure and dynamics of supercooled liquids and glasses
  • ChE PROJECT #8 Self-assembly of nanostructures for energy applications

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Professor Jinsang Kim

  • ChE PROJECT #9 Flexible conjugated polymer-based solar cells
  • ChE PROJECT #10 Polarized fluorescence emission
  • ChE PROJECT #11 Latent fluorescence imaging and optical data storage device
  • ChE PROJECT #12 Self-signal amplifying molecular biosensors

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Professor Nicholas Kotov

  • ChE PROJECT #13 Biodegradable Inverted Colloidal Crystal Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration
  • ChE PROJECT #14 Ultrastrong nanocomposites from carbon nanotubes
  • ChE PROJECT #15 Interface of nanomaterials with neurons for neuroprosthetic devices
  • ChE PROJECT #16 Effect of nanoparticles on stem cells
  • ChE PROJECT #17 Preparation of biosensors from semiconductor nanowires
  • ChE PROJECT #18 Energy applications of nanomaterials

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Professor Joerg Lahann

  • ChE PROJECT #19 Anisotropic Multicompartmental Nanoparticles via Electrohydrodynamic Co-jetting
  • ChE PROJECT #20 Anisotropic Nanoparticles for the Delivery of Therapeutics and Imaging Agents
  • ChE PROJECT #41 Microfluidic Manifold for Anisotropic Fibers and Fiber Scaffolds
  • ChE PROJECT #42 Surface-engineered hydrogel coatings for stem cell culture
  • ChE PROJECT #43 Surface Engineering for Biomedical Applications

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Professor Ronald Larson (SROP only)

  • ChE PROJECT #21 Polymer Fluid Mechanics
  • ChE PROJECT #22 Reconfiguration dynamics of colloidal structures

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Professor Xiaoxia (Nina) Lin

  • ChE PROJECT #23 System-Level Modeling and Engineering of Microorganisms for Bio-Fuel Production

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Professor Jennifer Linderman

  • ChE PROJECT #24 Systems biology of tuberculosis
  • ChE PROJECT #38 Signal transduction pathways in single cells

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Professor Suljo Linic

  • ChE PROJECT #25 Synthesis and characterization of shaped metallic nanostructures

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Professor Charles Monroe

  • ChE PROJECT #26 Materials for utility-scale energy storage

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Professor Sunitha Nagrath

  • ChE PROJECT #27 Sensitive isolation of circulating tumor cells : A project to optimize a capture platform to isolate cancer cells
  • ChE PROJECT #28 Hydrodynamic focusing in microchannels: Studying the complex interaction of cells and structures in microfluidic channels to separate cancer cells based on size

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Professor Johannes Schwank (SROP only)

  • ChE PROJECT #30 Deactivation Mechanisms of Diesel Exhaust Gas Sensors
  • ChE PROJECT #31 Characterization and modeling of multifunctional structured materials

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Professor Michael Solomon

  • ChE PROJECT #32 Synthesis and assembly of nanocolloids
  • ChE PROJECT #33 Physical characterization of bacterial biofilms

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Professor Levi Thompson (project to be determined)

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Professor Henry Wang

  • ChE PROJECT #34 Engineering Design of A Spinning Filter System for Cell Harvesting in Microalgal Cultures
  • ChE PROJECT #35 Development of Gas Chromatography (GC) based procedure for the analysis of Lipids in Biomass Samples (with Mr. Pablo LaValle)

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Professor Fei Wen

  • ChE PROJECT #39 Engineering Protein Scaffold for Biofuel Production
  • ChE PROJECT #40 Engineering of therapeutic proteins for T-cell function modulation

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Professor Robert Ziff

  • ChE PROJECT #36 Percolation profiles
  • ChE PROJECT #37 Percolation and Flow Through Porous Media

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