Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

The Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center’s (REMRSEC) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program invites exceptional undergraduate engineering, math, and science students to participate in a ten-week summer research program addressing fundamental materials issues related to the science and technology of renewable energy. 

These highly interdisciplinary studies focus on multiple areas that are open to all materials science, engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science majors that will complete undergraduate degrees in December 2016 or later.

An Overview of the Colorado School of Mines

An Overview of REMRSEC

Chemical Bath Deposition of Hematite Nanostructures for Photo-electrochemical Water Splitting

Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition Synthesis of Metal Carbide Membranes for High Temperature H2 Separations

A Facile Method for Making Monodispersed Colloidal Platinum Nanocrystals


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The REMRSEC REU provides students an interactive, encouraging, and multi-level research experience to draw upon when making decisions about advanced education and future careers in renewable energy.

A complete application consists of a student’s a. Completed Online Application, b. Official Academic Transcripts, and c. Two Letters of Recommendation with the Faculty Members’ Letter of Recommendation Form.

Click below for REU Brochures and Application Materials:


Former REU participant Donal Finegan is a named author on a paper published in the April 28, 2015, issue of Nature Communications, "In-operando high-speed tomography of lithium-ion batteries during thermal runaway."

Chuck Stone, REMRSEC REU Director, was recently named a Fellow of the American Association of Physics Teachers. Quoting from the AAPT award letter: "Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers and is awarded to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to AAPT's mission to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching."




Jann Grovogui - 2013 REU Student

Jann presented his REU research at the National Society of Black Engineers' (NSBE) 2013 Fall Regional Conference. His poster, found here, tied for first place. He also presented his research at the NSBE National Convention in Spring 2014.

Mr. Grovogui also received first place for his poster at the Pittsburgh American Society of Metals Chapter's Young Member's Night.  Congratulations Jann!!



I just heard that I'm one of Purdue's nominations for the Goldwater Scholarship this year! I wrote my application essay on the research I did at Mines this summer, so thank you for helping to make that possible!

Just an update, I applied to SULI at NREL, and I have an unofficial offer from the Silicon PV Group that I'll be accepting as long as the paperwork goes through
correctly. More 14ers for me! Thanks for the help!

Theresa Saenz - 2014 REU Student


I know I was not in the program originally, and I cannot thank you enough for being so inclusive towards me. I feel incredibly lucky to have been a part of this program. I’ve learned that sometimes, things end up being better than you ever thought they could be, corny as that sounds. Anyways, I can’t thank you enough!

Amy Goldstein - 2014 REU Student



Dear Professor Stone,

...I just wanted to keep you updated on how the program has impacted me thus far. I am extremely grateful to have had the privilege of meeting the great people of CSM and being able to work beside some of them. Before the program at CSM, I wasn't a confident student and really wasn't sure where in the scientific community I would ever fit in. At this program I found confidence and direction in my life, an awaking if you will. The program helped me learn to believe in myself to understand that I am capable of working and thinking with the greatest minds in the world. I found my passion for materials science and realized that I want to pursue this field into research. I was awarded a SACNAS travel scholarship to the LA conference recently. There because of my experience at CSM I was able to secure internships for the next summer. Along with this, the abstract I submitted on the research I conducted at CSM landed me a poster presentation at the Materials Research Society's Spring 2015 Meeting in San Francisco. My grades have gotten much better because I am excited about studying materials science and I see connections everywhere. I am transferring next fall to the University of California. I have worked close with Berkeley counselors and organizations to make my application the best it possibly can. And thanks to the confidence I gained from CSM I approached top professors in the Materials Science and Engineering Department to talk about their research and my possibility of transferring. My chances are good but I'll have to wait to find out. You and the faculty I met at CSM changed my life in the most positive way possible. Thank you for everything.

Anthony Salazar - 2014 REU Student


Rebecca Pinals - 2014 REU Student

Rebecca won third place in the Materials Engineering and Sciences V subgroup at the 2014 AIChE National Meeting. She presented a poster entitled, “Band-Gap Tuning of Colloidal Silicon-Based Quantum Dots by Surface Functionalization Using Conjugated Organic Ligands.” Her poster was based on research she conducted over the summer at the REU program.