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REU Spotlight

International REU

Seth Berbano - South Korea 2010

Seth Berbano, a senior majoring in Materials Engineering at Iowa State University, spent 10 weeks at Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, South Korea. His research experience involved coating cathode active materials with nickel in order to improve a lithium battery's capacity. Seth enjoyed the balance of guidance and freedom in his research, and particularly enjoyed learning how to assemble batteries. His favorite part about living abroad was the experience of cultural immersion, although getting used to his new surroundings and navigating the area was an challenge.

Alex Wesley - China 2008

Alex Wesley was a research experience undergraduate at the East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) in Shangai, China under the guidance of Professor Guorong Chen who is renowned for his work on biocomposite materials.
He was involved in a variety of projects involving glass material for optical applications by assisting other Master and Doctorate students.
Full report Alex's research projects and life in China >

Samuel Young - Spain 2008

Samuel Young is an undergraduate materials science and engineering student at Iowa State University.
IMI-NFG funded his 10 week stay this summer at the University of Madrid, Spain where he was involved in a research project “Preparation and Characterization of Nanostructured Thin-Film Oxide Materials for New Optoelectronic Applications” as part of our International Research Experience Undergraduate (REU) program.
Full Report on Samuels research project and life in Spain >

Domestic REU Spotlights

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DMR-0844014.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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