SROP: Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)

We use highly interdisciplinary research to develop novel materials that do exciting new tricks. Are you materials science material?

For information contact

Jocelyn Bosley

Assistant Director for Education and Outreach
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

A faculty-student team from North Carolina A&T State University works with graduate students in the lab of Prof. Stephen Morin, where they developed improved microfluidic devices for potential biomedical applications.
A faculty-student team from North Carolina A&T State University works with graduate students in the lab of Prof. Stephen Morin, where they developed improved microfluidic devices for potential biomedical applications.

Who should apply


Related fields

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Materials Science
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering

Eligibility

Participation in the Nebraska Summer Research Program is limited to students who meet the following criteria:
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Current undergraduate with at least one semester of coursework remaining before obtaining a bachelor's degree

See Eligibility for more information.

How to apply

Contact Jocelyn Bosley or visit mrsec.unl.edu for MRSEC-specific application instructions.

Submit the standard UNL SRP app only if you wish to be considered for additional SRP programs.

About the Program

The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln invites professor-student teams from four-year colleges and universities to engage in materials research.

Funded by the NSF, the UNL MRSEC conducts state-of-the-art interdisciplinary experimental and theoretical research on Polarization and Spin Phenomena in Nanoferroic Structures, involving faculty and students from multiple science and engineering departments.

Part of MRSEC’s mission is to provide research experiences and opportunities to faculty and students from outside UNL. This is your opportunity to become involved in one of our research thrusts, which include:

  • Functional magnetoelectric materials and interfaces
  • Molecular-level magnetoelectrics
  • Polarization-enabled functional materials and properties
  • Low-dimensional molecular ferroelectrics

See MRSEC REU for past research projects.

2018 MRSEC students at the end-of-the-year banquet.
2018 MRSEC students at the end-of-the-year banquet.

MRSEC is the only UNL summer research program that brings in student-faculty teams.

  • Visiting faculty will receive a summer stipend of $6,000/month for up to two months of full-time commitment
  • 1-2 students per team will receive $500/week plus room and board for up to 10 weeks of commitment to their project

Benefits

  • Competitive stipend: $5,000
  • Suite-style room and meal plan
  • Travel expenses to and from Lincoln
  • Campus parking and/or bus pass
  • Full access to the Campus Recreation Center and campus library system
  • Wireless internet access

Learn more about academic and financial benefits.

Events

  • Department seminars and presentations
  • Professional development workshops (e.g., applying to graduate school, taking the GRE)
  • Welcome picnic
  • Day trip to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
  • Outdoor adventures
  • Research symposium