Undergraduate Research Project Marketplace

Students should browse through the offerings of available undergraduate research projects. To apply for a project, select the "Apply" text corresponding to that project and fill out the requested information. Keep in mind that it is possible that more students may apply for the same research project than are available positions for that project; i.e., this is a competitive process that encourages students to make a concerted effort on their application.

Contact Info Research Project Post date

Huolin Xin, 220 Rowland Hall, huolin.xin@uci.edu

Deep learning, 3D imaging, and transmission electron microscopy
Deadline: May 14, 2019

Research Project Description: Huolin Xin’s DeepEM lab focuses their research on the imaging of atoms and their bonding electrons with artificially intelligent transmission electron microscopes....read more


Time Commitment:

In the academic year, the student should commit at least 10 hours per week for research. In order to be financially supported in summer, the students are expected to work full time.

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Paid: Maybe

Apply for Deep learning, 3D imaging, and transmission electron microscopy

January 14, 2019

Professor Tim M.P. Tait

FRH 3158

ttait@uci.edu 

The Wave Function of Dark Matter in the Galactic Halo

The dark matter which makes up the halo of a galaxy is thought to be a subatomic particle, and as a result some questions regarding its properties are quantum mechanical in nature...read more


Time Commitment:

A few hours a week.

Minimum GPA: None
Paid: No

Apply for The Wave Function of Dark Matter in the Galactic Halo

November 26, 2018

Kieron Burke, 2145 Natural Sciences II, kieron@uci.edu

Density Functional Theory: Development and Applications
Deadline: October 11, 2018

Density Functional Theory is one of the most popular and versatile electronic structure methods available in condensed-matter physics, computational physics, and chemistry....read more


Time Commitment:

In academic year, the student should commit at least 8-10 hours per week for research.

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Paid: No, but students working in summer typically receive some financial support through UROP.

Apply for Density Functional Theory: Development and Applications

October 11, 2018

Bill Heidbrink, Bill.Heidbrink@uci.edu

Energetic Ions in Magnetic Fusion
Deadline: October 11, 2018

The Heidbrink group studies ions with energies much larger than the thermal ion temperature in tokamaks and other magnetic fusion configurations....read more


Time Commitment:

Four courses total and full-time work in the summer.

Minimum GPA: 3.5
Paid: Students working in summer typically receive financial support.

Apply for Energetic Ions in Magnetic Fusion

October 11, 2018

Mike Cooper
cooper@uci.edu
FRH 2123

Galaxy Evolution
Deadline: October 10, 2018

My research group studies the global evolution of galaxies over cosmic time, with a particular emphasis on the role of environment in shaping galaxy properties....read more


Time Commitment:

Typical time commitment is 5-10 hours per week.

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Paid: No

Apply for Galaxy Evolution

October 10, 2018

Manoj Kaplinghat, 2180 Frederick Reines Hall (building 401 on campus map)

Dark matter, Gravitational lensing

Students and postdocs working with Kaplinghat are investigating a wide variety of phenomena in cosmology and particle physics....read more


Time Commitment:

During the academic year, students working with Kaplinghat should expect to spend 5-10 hours per week. 

Minimum GPA: No strict requirement but the expectation is that the students are comfortable enough in their coursework to undertake significant research responsibility.
Paid: No

Apply for Dark matter, Gravitational lensing

October 10, 2018

Prof. Zuzanna Siwy

210G Rowland Hall

zsiwy@uci.edu

Ionic diodes, transistors and biosensors
Deadline: October 9, 2018

The Siwy group investigates the underlying physics of ionic and molecular transport at the nanoscale....read more


Time Commitment:

In academic year, the student should commit at least 10 hours per week for research. In order to be financially supported in summer, the students are expected to work full time.

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Paid: Students working in summer typically receive financial support in summer

Apply for Ionic diodes, transistors and biosensors

October 9, 2018

Prof. Roger McWilliams, B010 Reines Hall, mcw@uci.edu
Lab location is found by putting latitude and longitude into GPS map and going into hallway at that location:  33.6443, -117.8432

Lasers, Plasmas, Optics
Deadline: January 1, 2025

Undergraduate research opportunities are available for Physics & Astronomy majors at all levels from first year to senior thesis....read more


Time Commitment:

Time commitment is designed to fit each student, making sure excellence in enrolled courses is not compromised.

Minimum GPA: none
Paid: No

Apply for Lasers, Plasmas, Optics

May 11, 2018

Albert Siryaporn, Reines 1118, asirya@uci.edu

Dynamics of living systems
Deadline: December 31, 2018

Our lab investigates the dynamics of living organisms. Bacteria is one of the best systems in which to pursue this question due to its relative simplicity and the wealth of available tools....read more


Time Commitment:

Students should plan to commit at least 10 hours per week and are expected to participate in lab full time during the summer quarter. Successful students can continue for multiple quarters, including Summer, and can complete an undergraduate thesis with the lab.

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Paid: Qualified students working independently on research projects usually receive financial support during Summer.

Apply for Dynamics of living systems

May 10, 2018

Aaron Barth

2172 FRH

barth@uci.edu

Supermassive black holes and active galactic nuclei

Our group carries out observational research on galactic nuclei and supermassive black holes....read more


Time Commitment:

Time commitment depends on the nature of the research project (summer project, senior thesis research, or other academic-year research). For paid summer research projects, the standard commitment is 40 hours/week for 8-10 weeks.

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Paid: Possibly for summer projects, depending on available funding

Apply for Supermassive black holes and active galactic nuclei

May 10, 2018

Prof. P.G. Collins, 222 Rowland Hall

Contact at collinsp@uci.edu

Nano-Transistor Characterization
Deadline: December 31, 2018

     The Collins laboratory investigates the underlying physics of single-molecule electronics.  We create and test single-molecule sensors and transducers that have a wide range of potential...read more


Time Commitment:

Applicants must plan to commit at least 10 hours per week.  Student availability must include large blocks of time (3-4 continuous hours) for productive laboratory work.  Training and practice must be completed during normal daytime hours to ensure proper oversight and guidance.  We expect successful students to continue working for multiple quarters, including Summer.  Qualified students working independently on research projects usually receive financial support during Summer.

Minimum GPA: none
Paid: No

Apply for Nano-Transistor Characterization

March 21, 2018

Prof. P.G. Collins, 222 Rowland Hall

Contact at collinsp@uci.edu

Nanomaterial Synthesis and Imaging
Deadline: December 31, 2018

     The Collins laboratory investigates the underlying physics of single-molecule electronics.  We create and test single-molecule sensors and transducers that have a wide range of potential...read more


Time Commitment:

Applicants must plan to commit at least 10 hours per week.  Student availability must include large blocks of time (3-4 continuous hours) for productive laboratory work.  Training and practice must be completed during normal daytime hours to ensure proper oversight and guidance.  We expect successful students to continue working for multiple quarters, including Summer.  Qualified students working independently on research projects usually receive financial support during Summer.

Minimum GPA: none
Paid: No

Apply for Nanomaterial Synthesis and Imaging

March 21, 2018

daniel@uci.edu

 

Particle Physics
Deadline: December 31, 2018

Explore a hypothetical new particle at the Large Hadron Collider.

...read more

Time Commitment:

Flexible.

Minimum GPA: none
Paid: No

Apply for Particle Physics

February 2, 2018

David Buote

buote@uci.edu

2176 Reines Hall

Probing the Structure and Evolution of Massive Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters with X-Rays
Deadline: June 30, 2019

My research group studies the amount and distribution of baryons (stars, gas) and dark matter in galaxies and clusters of galaxies. This research lies within the wide-ranging field of galaxy...read more


Time Commitment:

I do not require a specific time commitment, since it will vary depending upon the student and circumstances. As a guide, typically the student should aim to begin by spending at least 5-10 hours / wk. This effort should gradually increase so that during the later stages of the project, the student is spending roughly double that amount of time. 

Minimum GPA: 3.0 is preferred, but I will welcome students with a lower overall GPA if they have demonstrated >= 3.0 GPA in their recent physics courses.
Paid: No

Apply for Probing the Structure and Evolution of Massive Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters with X-Rays

August 7, 2017