Environmental Nanotechnology REU

The Duke led Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT) hosts a center-wide Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (REU) funded by the National Science Foundation. This REU program provides research experiences across four CEINT partner institutions: Duke, Virginia Tech and Carnegie Mellon Universities as well as the European Center for Research and Education in Geosciences and the Environment (CEREGE) in Aix-en-Provence, France. Participating students will have opportunities to engage in their own original research projects at these placement sites with a focus on the environmental impacts of nanotechnology.

This 10-week summer REU program offers a paid stipend and covers students housing and travel to research sites. To learn more visit the REU page on the CEINT website.

When to Apply

Please return in January 2018 for details about the summer 2018 program.


This program is open to undergraduates who are majoring in engineering, chemistry, biology, physics, ecotoxicology or other fields related to nano-science and engineering. Applicants must also be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


Ten-week summer REU program May to June.

Previous Research Opportunities

Questions about any of the projects or the REU program in general should be directed to Dr. Glenda Kelly (glenda.kelly@duke.edu).

  • Exposure: Transport & Transformation
  • Cellular and Organismal Responses
  • Impacts on Ecosystems
  • Manufactured Nanomaterials
  • Natural and Incidental Nanoparticles
  • Risk Assessment and Modeling