Summer Academy in Sustainable Manufacturing

2018 REU Summer Academy in Sustainable Manufacturing

sust_mfg_logoStudents will work closely with a faculty mentor(s) on a sustainable manufacturing research project; interact with other outstanding undergraduate students who have a deep interest in sustainable manufacturing; attend valuable lectures, talks, and field trips focused on research and professional development/training experience; and compete in a poster/presentation symposium administered by faculty mentors and industry representatives. The program will run from June 1 to August 10, 2018. Student participants will be provided with a $5,000 stipend, up to $500 for travel to and from Wayne State University, and room and board at the WSU dormitories on campus.The Summer Academy for Sustainable Manufacturing is a 10 week undergraduate research program at Wayne State University in midtown Detroit, MI. This NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site offers unique summer research experiences in the challenging field of sustainable manufacturing to local and national undergraduate students from two and four-year institutions. Four sustainable manufacturing technical areas, yielding inter-disciplinary research projects, are targeted as the site's intellectual focus: (1) nano-coating and lightweight materials and manufacturing, (2) energy storage materials, batteries, and inversion devices, (3) remanufacturing and manufacturing sustainability assessment, (4) computer simulation and tool development for manufacturing sustainability, and (5) chemical-energy-water nexus. Upon completing the program, participants will have contributed to a cutting edge sustainable manufacturing research project that will lead to increased confidence to pursue STEM and academic careers.

Students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to participate in the summer research program.


Important Dates


Application Deadline: February 16, 2018 Extended to 3/15/2018 (Applications currently being reviewed)

Final Notification of Acceptance: March 16, 2018

Program Period: June 1 - August 10, 2018


Contact Us


For more information about the program, application procedures, research projects, or faculty mentors, contact either of the following program directors.

Dr. Jeremy L. Rickli:   jlrickli@wayne.edu

Dr. Yinlun Huang:      yhuang@wayne.edu