Welcome to the Penn State Interdisciplinary Nanoscale Physics and Materials REU Site

Applications for 2019 Are Open

The 2019 REU will run from  May 28- August 2 2019  which combines research from multiple areas:

Interdisciplinary Nanoscale Physics and Materials Summer Research Program (REU): The department of Physics will  host a National Science Foundation sponsored REU focused on condensed matter physics, and materials physics pending funding renewal which will share activities with the MRSEC REU described below.

In collaboration with the Physics Department, the Center for Nanoscale Science (MRSEC) will also host an REU. Students from across the country are eligible to apply.  Research  positions span various Penn State departments and are open to undergraduate students from all across the country who are majoring in physics, chemistry, material science, all branches of engineering, applied math, etc. and have an interest in materials research. Research topics vary over a wide range of topics focusing on experimental, theoretical and computational materials related physics, engineering and chemistry research.


Penn State Physics Department Summer Research itself provides funding for Penn State Physics students to conduct research in any research group in the department.

Students will experience the challenge and excitement of a career in research. Students work closely with one of Penn State’s faculty members, together with graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in their research group.  In addition, students  will acquire valuable skills, participate in seminars and join in a variety of extra-curricular activities.

Click on Summer Details for more about the program and summer schedule (drop down menu).