Rowan Biomedical NSF REU

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Rowan Biomedical NSF REU

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site in Biomedical Materials, Devices, Therapeutics, and Emerging Frontiers

The application period for the 2021 Program is closed.  Please come back for information on future programs.


2021 Program Information:


May 24 - July 30, 2021
Review of applications will begin 2/5/21 and the application deadline is 3/10/21. 

REU Site Overview

The NSF REU site at Rowan University will provide research experiences for a diverse group of undergraduate participants from four-year institutions and community colleges. REU participants will conduct novel, cutting-edge research under the direction of faculty mentors from three colleges - the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering, the College of Science and Mathematics, and Rowan’s Cooper School of Medicine - and eight academic departments, with the Department of Biomedical Engineering as the lead. Students will participate as a group in weekly seminars and workshops that provide comprehensive professional development and allow cross-cultivation of the individual research experience.

***The program will follow all Local, State, and University policies to ensure a safe and productive experience for all Fellows.

 REU Fellow in the lab

This REU Site will advance the field and prepare students for future advanced careers in engineering and science relevant to medicine and healthcare and provide a holistic experience for development of strong research skills. Research projects will include biomaterials and tissue engineering, micro/nano systems and device development, regenerative medicine, nanoparticle development, synthetic biology, personalized medicine, medication development and evaluation, and biomolecule detection.

How to Apply

To apply, complete the application package consisting of the following documents:

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Financial Support

  • $5,000 for the 10-week session
  • Campus Apartment Residences provided

Faculty Mentors

The program involves faculty mentors from three Colleges – The Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering, The College of Science and Mathematics, and Rowan’s Cooper School of Medicine, and includes various academic departments, such as Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, and Biological Sciences.

Number of Undergraduate Particpants per Year

10 students will participate in a 10-week session during the summer

Representative Project Titles

  • Mechanical Characterization of Conduits for Spinal Cord Repair 
  • Stromal-Immune Cell Interactions in Artificial Lymphoid Organs
  • Micro/Nano Systems and Device Development 
  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering: Novel Materials for Medicine
  • Medication Development for Neuropsychiatric Disorders 
  • Surface Modified Polymeric Nanoparticles For Drug Delivery and Targeting
  • Protein-based Functional Materials
  • Development of Biomimetic Adhesive Tissue Engineering Scaffolds for Intervertebral Disc Repair
  • Solid-state Nanopore Fabrication and Robust Detection of Biomolecules
  • Characterization of Human Adipose Derived Stem Cells in Wound Healing
  • Thin Film Medical Devices with Controlled and Extended Therapeutic Release
  • Smart Implants