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Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility
Research Experience for Undergraduates (CNF REU) Program

The 2016 CNF REU Interns are now locked in!  They are.....


Mr. Ryan Branch
Intern Major & College: Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
CNF REU PI: Abraham Stroock
CNF REU Mentor(s): Neeraj Nitin Sinai Borker
CNF REU Project Title: Particle Fabrication for Rheology Measurement of Structured Suspensions

Ms. Wagma Caravan
Intern Major & College: Chemistry, Adelphi University
CNF REU PI: Michelle Wang
CNF REU Mentor(s): Ryan Badman
CNF REU Project Title: Development of Dielectric Thin Films for Biophysical and Nanophotonics Application

Ms. Ana Sofia (Sofie) de Olazarra
Intern Major & College: Physics, Pomona College
CNF REU PI: Dan Ralph
CNF REU Mentor(s): Neal Reynolds & Jonathan Gibbons
CNF REU Project Title: Heavy Metals and Topological Insulators to Optimize Spin-Orbit Torques on Magnetic Devices

Ms. Maya Martirossyan
Intern Major & College: Physics, Harvey Mudd College
CNF REU PI: Huili (Grace) Xing
CNF REU Mentor(s): Rusen Yan & Sam Bader
CNF REU Project Title: Two-Dimensional Crystal Based Electronics for Improved Energy Efficiency
Ms. Allison Smith
Intern Major & College: Electrical Engineering, Wilkes University
CNF REU PI: Amit Lal
CNF REU Mentor(s): Alexander Ruyack & Benyamin Davaji
CNF REU Project Title: Surface Acoustic Wave with Graphene Piezoresistive Transducers


2016 CNF REU Program Calendar

2016 CNF REU Intern Expectations



CNF Life in the Lab, https://research.cornell.edu/life-in-the-lab-page

Cornell Facts #1, http://irp.dpb.cornell.edu/university-factbook/quick-facts

Cornell Facts #2, http://admissions.cornell.edu/facts-about-cornell

Cornell Facts #3, https://www.cornell.edu/about/facts.cfm

Experience Ithaca, http://www.visitithaca.com/the-ithaca-experience.html

Ithaca Farmers Market, http://www.ithacamarket.com/

Ithaca Festival 2016, http://ithacafestival.org/

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Things to Do in Ithaca, http://www.cnf.cornell.edu/cnf_ithacathings2do.html







The Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility for Undergraduates (CNF REU) Program is designed to give undergraduate students an introductory research experience in nanotechnology. In 2016, we will hire five students who will be hosted by a Cornell faculty member. Each student will work on an independent research project using the advanced resources available at CNF and Cornell. Interns will take advantage of our training processes to quickly become proficient in advanced laboratory practices. Projects are scaled to be challenging yet achievable within the program's ten-week time frame. Our program runs Tuesday, June 7th - Friday, August 12th, with interns arriving in Ithaca on June 4th and departing on August 13th. The program culminates with the CNF REU Nano-Convocation. Finally, each intern writes a two-page report that is published as part of the CNF Research Accomplishments. Reports are due before interns depart. All together, the program offers an excellent ten week introduction to nanotechnology and a preview of a scientific research career. CNF REU interns receive a $5,000 stipend and housing, and all reasonable travel expenses are paid for directly or reimbursed. We also cover the costs of all CNF lab use and some research materials (cleanroom notebook, safety glasses, etc.). While we do not provide a meal plan, a great deal of free food is regularly available!


"If we knew what we were doing, we wouldn't call it research." Albert Einstein

Ms. Melanie-Claire Mallison
CNF REU Program Coordinator
Office: 350 Duffield Hall
Mailing Address:
250 Duffield Hall
343 Campus Road
Ithaca NY 14853-2700

Direct: 607-254-4858
CNF Office: 607-255-2329


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