Smart Polymer Composite Materials and Structures Research Experience

Smart Polymer Composite Materials and Structures is a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) project. This research experience will take place May 21 – July 27, 2018 at the Louisiana State University. Faculty from the departments of chemistry, mechanical engineering and civil engineering will mentor students. On-campus housing and up to $600 travel reimbursement will be provided as needed. For more information and to apply, please visit the website listed below. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2018.

• Shape memory polymers and self-healing. PI: Guoqiang Li
• Materials science and analytical chemistry. PI: Isiah Warner
• Composite structures and non-destructive testing. PI: Ayman Okeil
• Polymer synthesis and polymer composites. PI: John Pojman
• Polymer characterization. PI: Gerald Schneider
• Modeling of composite materials. PI: George Voyiadjis
• Smart polymers. PI: Donghui Zhang

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Undergraduate Position


  • U.S. citizen/permanent resident
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program at a two- or four-year institution
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.00
  • Desire to pursue a career in research and/or graduate school in your major

We especially seek applications from women and groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM disciplines.



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Heather Lavender

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