REU Program @ JHU

The PARADIM Materials Discovery REU is a Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site funded by the National Science Foundation. The 10-week summer program is designed to provide an intensive, mentored research experience for undergraduates, especially those attending institutions with limited research opportunities.

Two Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) positions are available at the Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM) facility located on the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Homewood campus in Baltimore, Maryland. The REU students will work in collaboration with Professor Tyrel M. McQueen and Dr. W. Adam Phelan in advancing materials discovery of novel electronic and magnetic quantum materials. REU participants will be integrated in the Institute for Nanotechnology for Biology and Engineering REU program at JHU and participate in additional scientific enhancement opportunities including a professional development lecture series and the annual presentation CARES Symposium.

Participants will be provided with a stipend and university housing during the program. Funds to assist participants in traveling to and from the program are also available.

While research is the core of the program, participants also engage in activities designed to improve essential skills. Students prepare and deliver talks and a poster describing their research projects. They present their posters in a university-wide poster session that is the capstone event of the program.

Application Information

The PARADIM Materials Discovery REU program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled at a two- or four-year college or university. We especially encourage rising sophomores, students at community colleges or other institutions that have limited research opportunities, and “non-traditional” students (e.g., first-generation college attendees, veterans, older students) to apply.


  • Statement of interest
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation

More information about the current year program is available here: 2019 PARADIM JHU REU Program.


Questions? Contact: Tyrel McQueen, Program Administrator [email]