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Fabrication and Characterization of Nanoscale Devices

Department of Electrical Engineering

Alabama A & M University (AAMU)

P.O. Box 297, Normal (Huntsville), Alabama 35762

June 02, 2014 - July 25, 2014


Application Deadline:
Friday, May 2, 2014

$4,000 Stipend for 8 Weeks Plus
Room and Board at AAMU


Research Experience with Electronic Devices and Systems

  • Carbon Nanotubes
  • Oxide Nanowires
  • Thermoelectrics
  • Non-Classical Junction Devices
  • Aging and Degradation

Facilities and Activities

  • Access to the state-of-the-art facilities for research projects
  • Use class 1,000 clean room
  • Use characterization laboratory
  • Research methodology and ethics training
  • Guidance on graduate career
  • Training on scientific writing and data analysis
  • Field trips
  • Social events

Who Can Apply

  • Must have completed sophomore in any of the Engineering or STEM Disciplines
  • Must be a valid Undergraduate STEM student
  • Must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must possess personal Laptop computer

Bringing personal laptop computer each working day is required. 

Use/Knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel Spreadsheet, MS Power-point, MS Outlook, etc is required.

Use/Knowledge of MATLAB is desirable.

How to Apply

  • Fill the application form:  Click Here
  • Mail the following documents in a "single envelope" using only U.S. Postal Service:

     (a) Completed one-page application form with original signature in Blue Ink

     (b) Original Official Transcript issued to the student

     (c) Two ORIGINAL Letters of References from STEM discipline instructors

     (d) One-page narration of career goals and/or objectives

     (e) Detailed description of past research interests and experience, if any

Policies and Requirements

(a) Two checks of $2,000 each are contingent upon participation during 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each week (Monday - Friday);

(b) Once accepted in the REU-2014 program, candidate must mail written acceptance within three (3) working days; 

(c) Withdrawal at anytime from the REU-2014 program does not assure full stipend or prorated stipend;

(d) Must bring Laptop Computer and use during 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each week (Monday - Friday);

(e) Stipend checks will be paid per Alabama A & M University (AAMU) rules and regulations, the process of issuing checks will take due course of time;

(f) Two Power-Point presentations on progress are required;

(g) Obeying/Following instructions is mandatory; and

(h) Must possess personal insurance as AAMU will not provide insurance.

(i) Attending each working day (Monday - Friday) during 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. is mandatory.

Total or prorated stipend will not be paid if withdrawn from the REU-2014 program.

For more information contact:

Dr. Mohammad Alim, Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

Alabama A & M University

A. J. Bond Engineering Building – Room 206

P. O. Box 297, Normal (Huntsville), Alabama 35762

E-mail: <>

Phone: (256)-372-5562


Deadline: Friday, May 2, 2014