Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Application deadline is March 1, 2024.

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Program Description

The NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials is widely recognized as one of the top educational and research departments in its field.  Summer research appointments are available for chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering and related fields, between their junior and senior years, who intend to pursue graduate studies and have an interest in polymers and coatings science.  The department offers projects in the following research areas:

  • Synthesis of Bio-Based Sustainable Polymers
  • Synthesis of High Performance Polymers
  • Polymers/Polymeric Materials for Biomedical Applications 
  • Polymeric Nanomaterials Synthesis and Engineering
  • Computational Polymer Science
  • Coatings and Corrosion Protection
  • Coatings and Weathering Durability
  • Superhydrophobic Polymer Coatings


Schedule and Stipend

Dates: May 28 to August 2, 2024

Stipend: $6000 for 10 weeks

Housing: On-campus housing is available

Students are responsible for costs associated with housing and travel.



Application deadline is March 1, 2024.

Offers can be made as early as March 15, 2024

Submit application materials online using this link. You will need the following to complete your application:

Letter which includes career plans and research interests

Recommendation from an instructor

Transcript of academic record



For additional information on this program, please contact: Dr. Andriy Voronov | SURE Program Coordinator |  701-231-9563

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