ChemEnergy REU

Research Experience in Energy and Catalysis

Application Deadline: February 5, 2018

Dates for Summer 2018:

June 19th to August 24th, 2018

This program is supported by the National Science Foundation

Introduction: The UC Davis ChemEnergy REU aims to provide diverse undergraduate students with a unique 10-week research experience tackling state-of-the-art research problems in energy, materials, catalysis, and biotechnology. REU students will live on campus and work alongside faculty and graduate students to gain a unique perspective on modern chemistry research. Students will also network with faculty and students in weekly social activities, participate in field trips to local companies and a weekend trip to Lake Tahoe, and receive training to improve science communication skills. This program is supported by the National Science Foundation.

Eligibility: Students who are sophomore or junior chemistry (or related) majors. Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, and UC Davis undergraduates are not eligible for this program. Students are selected based on their undergraduate record, letters of recommendation, and research interests.

Stipend: Up to $5000; Housing provided; travel costs included.

Research Projects: Click Here. For more detailed information about faculty mentors, click here.

Applications: Click here for online application. Transcripts (unofficial version ok) and two recommendation letters from science faculty are also required (a third optional letter can also be submitted). Please arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent via email to Please also send a copy of your transcript to You may also send additional supporting files, such as a cover letter and CV via email. The deadline to submit applications and recommendations letters is February 5, 2018.

Contact Information and Questions: Professors Annaliese Franz and Jesus Velazquez:

REU Summer Flyer