Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Being in a research environment stimulates learning and reinforces concepts and critical thinking skills needed for success.  Our faculty members provide a vibrant research environment for students and we encourage all undergraduate physics majors at Purdue to participate.  

Undergraduate Research Projects
Student and ProjectProfessorSemester
Dr. Jung's Group (project) Dr. Jung Summer 17
Nick Cinko (project) REU Michigan Summer 16
Gavin Cox (project) Dr. Lang Summer 15
Alison Hoe (project) Dr. Pyrak-Nolte Summer 15
Ting-Wei Hsu (project) Dr. Chen Summer 15
Rachel Maxwell (project) Dr. Horgan Summer 15
Dylan Smith (project) Dr. Caffee Summer 15

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program 

Research Courses

PHYS 29000/39000/49000 – Special Assignments

These courses deepen and broaden understanding of physics by providing learning experiences tailored to specific faculty research and teaching interests.  While many of these courses are lecture based, they can also be a pathway for undergraduates to earn course credit for participating in research.  Recent opportunities include courses in infrared spectroscopy, physics education, dark matter research, and Bose-Einstein condensates.  Check the course catalog each semester for new opportunities.

PHYS 59000 – Reading and Research

This individual study course is available to physics seniors and graduate students.  Students conduct research while receiving individualized supervision and guidance from a faculty member.

PHYS 59300 – Independent Research

This is a required course for Honors Physics and Applied Honors Physics majors.  Students conduct research while receiving individualized supervision and guidance from a faculty member.    

Last Updated: Jul 20, 2017 10:48 AM