Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, & Discovery of Interface Materials

An NSF Materials Innovation Platform


The PARADIM REU Program is designed to give undergraduate students an introductory research experience in the growth or structural/electrical characterization of thin films of transition metal oxides or chalcohenides currently being researched as next generation electronic materials. In 2016, four Cornell faculty members will each host a student, who will work on an independent research project using the advanced resources available in PARADIM faculty labs and CCMR facilities. Projects are scaled to be challenging yet achievable within the program’s ten-week time frame.

Our program runs Tuesday, June 7th – Friday, August 12th, with interns arriving in Ithaca on June 4th and departing on August 13th. This ten-week introduction to a scientific research career will culminate with a convocation to held jointly with the REU students from the Cornell NanoScale Facility (CNF). Each intern will give a final presentation and write a two-page report, due on August 12th, that will be posted on the PARADIM website.

PARADIM REU interns receive a $5,000 stipend and housing, and up to $500 in qualified travel expenses. There are social gatherings and reasonably priced bus trips to NYS and Niagara Falls (optional/not a part of your financial package) designed to help you meet and make friends with the other ~100 REU students at Cornell. While we do not provide a meal plan, a great deal of free food is regularly available!