Research Involvement Program

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At The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University, the faculty takes an active role in research, which is funded by both private and government sources. Faculty members view student involvement in research as a part of the educational process and actively encourage it.

These research opportunities are open to all students, including who are not affiliated with Columbia. Many of these postings may provide financial support through an NSF REU site program.

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  1. Oxide nanoparticles: structural changes with different crystal-size
    Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics / Siu-Wai Chan Group (PI: Siu-Wai Chan)
    Posted 04/29/14 5:16 pm
    Keywords: preparation of Cu2O nanoparticles
    The project involves the preparation of mono-dispersed Cu2O (a p-type semiconductor with a band-gap of 2.2eV in bulk) nanoparticles and measuring the bond length and oxygen vacancy concentration using x-ray diffraction. The student needs to look into a number of different preparation methods for ... (more)
  2. Oxide nanoparticles: structural changes with different crystal-size
    Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics / Siu-Wai Chan Group (PI: Siu-Wai Chan)
    Posted 04/29/14 5:12 pm
    Keywords: The preparation of transition metal oxide nanoparticles
    *lab name/location:                 Advance Materials Preparation 1124 Mudd *project title and brief description:   The preparation of transition metal oxide nanoparticles (mainly Co3O4 and Fe3O4) and measure t... (more)
  3. Oxide nanoparticles: structural changes with different crystal-size
    Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics / Siu-Wai Chan Group (PI: Siu-Wai Chan)
    Posted 04/29/14 5:10 pm
    Keywords:
    The student will be preparing nanoparticles of  CoO and FeO by reducing  nanoparticles of Co3O4 and Fe3O4 as well as measuring the bond length and oxygen vacancy concentration using x-ray diffraction on nanoparticles of MgO directly, plus CoO and FeO for the master resear... (more)
  4. My First Project (JT-Test Project)
    Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics / Aron Pinczuk Group (PI: Aron Pinczuk)
    Posted 03/24/14 11:33 am
    Keywords:

    Spectroscopy characterization of graphene related nanostructures.

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  5. Improving the performance, security, and reliability of software systems
    Computer Science / Junfeng Yang Group (PI: Junfeng Yang)
    Posted 03/21/14 3:43 pm
    Keywords: REU
    This is an opening for 2 REU'sThe software systems lab (http://systems.cs.columbia.edu/)  has an array of exciting systems project. Join us this summer to hack on some cool systems.... (more)
  6. Summer research on plasma turbulence suppression
    Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics / Francesco Volpe Group (PI: Francesco Volpe)
    Posted 03/14/14 6:30 pm
    Keywords:
    The Collisionless Terrella Experiment (CTX) is a laboratory magnetosphere. It is equipped with a feedback system that measures turbulent fluctuations of electrostatic potential in a certain location, and reapplies opposite perturbations, phase-shifted and amplified, at different locations, where ... (more)
  7. Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics / William Bailey Group (PI: William E. Bailey)
    Posted 03/14/14 4:31 am
    Keywords:
    Graduate summer research opportunity (MS or Ph.D. level) in magnetic heterostructures and devices.  The project will involve the use of microwaves to study the flow of chargeless spin current in ultrathin magnetic films, with application in magnetic information storage technology.  Skil... (more)
  8. Biomedical Engineering / Helen H. Lu Group (PI: Helen H. Lu)
    Posted 03/10/14 9:36 am
    Keywords:
    The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) connects the femur to the tibia and stabilizes knee joint motion. Over 250,000 ACL injuries are reported every year in the U.S., and approximately 100,000 reconstructive surgeries are performed annually. Due to suboptimal clinical outcomes of current... (more)
  9. Topology Optimization of Structures Accounting for Damage Uncertainties
    Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics / NSF REUs in Civil Eng (PI: Rumana Ashraf)
    Posted 03/07/14 4:44 pm
    Keywords: REU damage mechanics topology optimization and uncertainty quantification NSF summer
    This is a summer NSF REU opportunity     Title: Uncertainty quantification of brittle fracture in particle reinforced composites   Particle reinforced composite materials such as concrete and a wide variety of plastics, are in use by a number of industries for civil, aerospace... (more)
  10. Undergrad Summer Project
    Biomedical Engineering / Neural Engineering and Control Lab (PI: Qi Wang)
    Posted 03/04/14 2:23 pm
    Keywords:

    We aim to understand neural activity in the rat somatosensory pathway underlying tactile perception that guides the rat to perform behavioral tasks.

     

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