Scholarships for Undergraduate Materials Research

Scholarships for Undergraduate Materials Research

UTA was recently awarded a PREM (Partnership for Research and Education in Materials) $800 k grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to partner with Northwestern University (NU) MRSEC (Materials Research Science and Engineering Center) in research and education. NSF Award

The PREM project will focus on:

  1. Collaborative cutting edge research between UTA and NU-MRSEC on Functional Materials and
  2. Engagement of undergraduate students in challenging materials research in UTA faculty labs, participation in NU-MRSEC REU summer programs, peer mentoring, and recruitment into the UTA graduate materials science and engineering program.

Scholarship Program Benefits and Specifics

  • Available to chemistry, physics, applied science and engineering junior and senior domestic students.
  • Scholarships from $2,000 - $5,000/year
  • Opportunity to participate in the NSF Research for Undergraduates program at NU during the summer (juniors only)
  • Participate in cutting edge materials research with globally recognized faculty at UTA labs (Physics, Chemistry and Engineering)
  • Opportunities for publishing your research with UTA and NU faculty.
  • Underrepresented minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Commitment to join the MSE graduate program upon graduation.

The MSE department has been at the forefront of emerging materials technology by discovering new materials and offering innovative curricula in nanotechnology, and advanced functional materials, including materials for energy, nano/micro electronics, bioapplications, aerospace applications, and more.

MSE graduates enjoy leadership positions in academia, national labs and at companies such as ALCON, Applied Materials, Intel Corp., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, IBM, Owens Corning, and Texas Instruments, among others.

For more information contact: email Dr. Kendra Wallis to make an appointment

Submit your application here

Applications are accepted at any time during the semester.


Dr. Efstathios "Stathis" Meletis
Department Chair

Graduate Applicants