NSF REU SITE: Integrating Computation and Experiment to Create Revolutionary Materials

Integrating Computation and Experiment to Create Revolutionary Materials (ICECRM) is an REU program focusing on developing new materials by harnessing the power of accelerated simulations and experiment.

The opportunities and challenges presented by data in materials science and engineering have expanded rapidly in the last two decades. Massive data repositories have emerged both from supercomputer-based modeling and from advanced experiments involving data-intensive measurements. Harnessing the full opportunities presented by this flood of data is going to be a persistent challenge; the next generation of scientists need training in the skills required to create, manage, and analyze these enormous data-sets. This REU seeks to provide students with a sense of where materials science is going in the 21st century.


This REU is designed as a 11-week program where students will tackle an interdisciplinary problem in materials informatics. Students will be paired with a professor and associated graduate student and conduct cutting-edge experimental or computational research. Participants will receive a stipend of $6,600 for the summer, be provided room and board at Mines, and receive a travel allowance.


  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • REU Dates: May 20 – August 2, 2024

Please fill out the Google Form here.

Further information and eligibility requirements can be found here.

Further information

– REU Informational Video
– About Mines
– About Golden
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Please email Eric Toberer if you have additional questions not answered by the FAQ.


Possible projects for this summer
Faculty Mentor Possible Project(s)
Patrice GenevetPatrice Genevet Project 1: Anticipating and correcting fabrication errors of nanoscale structures for metasurfaces using AI
Diego Gomez-GualdronDiego Gomez-Gualdron Project 1: Machine learning based development of advanced porous crystals
Jihye Kim

Project 1: Sustainable lithium-ion battery recycling using deep eutectic solvents

Project 2: Solubility of battery metal oxides in deep eutectic solvents

Annalise Maughan Project 1: Rapid microwave synthesis of solid-state battery electrolytes
Michael McGuirk


Project 1: Exploring noncovalent assembly and conductivity in porous frameworks

Eve Mozur

Project 1: Understanding transformations in multi-electron cathodes for ion batteries

Project 2: Preparing hybrid organic-inorganic materials with multi-functionality

Pak, Alex
Alex Pak
Project 1: Computational engineering of protein-based bionanoreactors
Alan SellingerAlan Sellinger


Project 1: Charge transport layers for application in Perovskite solar cells

Project 2: Polymer scintillators for the detection of ionizing radiation

Anna Staerz


Project 1: Sensor response to rapidly changing gas concentration as a proxy for temperature modulation

Project 2: In situ spectroscopic study of degradation on solid oxide fuel cell electrodes

Eric TobererEric Toberer


Project 1: High entropy thermoelectric materials for energy conversion

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