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Summer Research Internships (SURI)

Summer Research Internships 2021

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University is offering summer research internships for qualified U.S. citizens and permanent residents not currently enrolled at ASU, as well as international students from international universities are invited to participate in the program . Participants will be connected with faculty members to pursue 8-week-long research projects from  May 26th to July 23rd, 2021. Research will be available in-person and digitally. 

Students across all branches of engineering are welcome to apply. Student between their junior and senior years of their undergraduate degree as well as those pursuing their masters degree, who are interested in earning a PhD, will be given highest consideration.

Domestic Students: Each selected participant will receive a $5,000 stipend. Housing for in-person research will be available at the Tooker House located at the Tempe campus. Cost of housing will be deducted from the stipend. Students participating in digital research will received the full stipend amount.

International Students: For selected participants, this will be a volunteer experience and will not come with a stipend. For students interested in in-person research, there will be a $3,000 cost to participate (which will including housing). For participants interested in digital research, there will be no cost to participate.

Applications for Summer 2021 will open up December 1st, 2020 and will be open until January 31st, 2021.

 

For any questions about the program or the application, please reach out to FSEgrad@asu.edu.

Broader horizons

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A new research internship program is the nexus of university and industry collaboration to foster greater diversity in engineering.

SURI 2021 Internships

Faculty

Program/expertise area

Campus

Project

Student Type

Research Mode

Aditi Chattopadhyay
Structural health monitoring, Composite materials, damage detection, Material modelingTempe campusFatigue test spectrum editing using wavelet transforms. Conduct fatigue tests and determine equivalent loading parameters for different spectraDomestic StudentsIn-Person
Aditi Chattopadhyay
Structural health monitoring, Composite materials, damage detection, Material modelingTempe campus Material behavior characterization for space-grade adhesive. Conduct mechanical tests, perform microstructural characterization, develop material model to capture mechanical responseDomestic StudentsIn-Person
Aditi Chattopadhyay
Structural health monitoring, Composite materials, damage detection, Material modelingTempe campusDamage detection in aluminum alloys and carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites. Conduct fatigue tests and develop damage detection framework using sensors and data analysis techniquesDomestic StudentsIn-Person
Arunachala M. KannanBatteries, H2 Technologies, Fuel Cells, Solar Cells, Process EngineeringPoly campusSolid Electrolytes for All Solid State Li-Ion Batteries, Photoelectrochemical H2 Generation, Catalysts design and Development for PEMFC, Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, CO2 reduction to FuelDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Aviral ShrivastavaAutonomous Vehicles, Robotics, Accelerated computingTempe campusDevelop novel navigation algorithms of autonomous vehiclesDomestic StudentsDigital
Bruno AzeredoManufacturing Engineering / Additive ManufacturingTempe campusMetal 3D Printing and Nanotechnology (more information at https://azeredo.engineering.asu.edu/)Domestic and International StudentsIn-Person
Chris MuhichCatalysis, renewable energy, water remediation computional chemistryTempe campusSimulate reaction pathways over various catalysitsDomestic and InternationalIn-Person and Digital
Darshan KarwatEngineering designTempe, Poly campusDevelop tools for engineering design for social and environmental justiceDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Darshan KarwatSpace propulsionTempe, Poly campusChemical contamination of celestial bodiesDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Dhruv BhateManufacturing Engineering / Additive Manufacturing, Microelectronics PackagingPoly campusThermal management for microelectronics applications using metal 3D printing: heat spreaders, sinks and pipesDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person
Enrique VivoniHydrology and Water Resources EngineeringTempe campusWatershed hydrology, environmental sensors, climate and land cover change, numerical modeling, data analysisDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Fengbo RenHPC, reconfigurable computing, machine perceptionTempe campus3D vision perception and frequency-domain learningDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Fengbo RenHPC, reconfigurable computing, machine perceptionTempe campus
Accelerator orchestration for heterogeneous high-performance computing Domestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Hao YanSpatio-temporal data analytics, process monitoring, quality improvement, sensor data analyticsPolytechnic campus
Multiple sensor data fusion for quality prediction in manufacturing
sytems
Domestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Jae-sun SeoCircuit design, machine learning hardware design, neuromorphic computingTempe campus
Brain-inspired image processing software & hardware designDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Jean AndinoChemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering /air pollution control and atmospheric chemistryTempe campus
Air pollutant control and reaction engineering, with links to sustainable infrastructure and environmental policy themesDomestic StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Jeffrey WishartConnected and Automated VehiclesPoly campus
Development of an evaluation methodology for operational safety of automated vehiclesDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Jennifer Blain ChristenBioelectronics and SensorsTempe campusMachine learning based assessment of point of care diagnostics using smart phone imaging Project 2. Portable thermal control unit for point of need diagnostics Project 3. Pressure analysis for microfluidics valves to predict failure using machine learning Domestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Jennifer Blain ChristenBioelectronics and SensorsTempe campusPortable thermal control unit for point of need diagnostics Domestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Jennifer Blain ChristenBioelectronics and SensorsTempe campusPressure analysis for microfluidics valves to predict failure using machine learning Domestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Jia ZouBig Data management, applied AI in database systems, machine learning systemsTempe campusIntegration of fast-evolving data using deep learning; Serving deep learning models in relational databasesDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
John BrunhaverMixed Signal Circuits / VLSI-Design and Computer ArchitectureTempe campus Continue development of a Verilog component libraryDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Julian TaoGeotechnical Engineering and Bio-inspired RoboticTempe campusWe are interested in learning from nature and design smart and sustainable solutions for geotechnical engineering. For example, inspired by burrowing animals and growing tree roots, we are developing self-burrowing robots which can explore the subsurface and deploy sensing network.Domestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Julianne HollowayBiomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Polymers, Regenerative MedicineTempe campusDevelop polymeric biomaterials to regenerate damaged tissuesDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Kenan SongManufacturing Engineering / Additive ManufacturingPoly campusPolymer 3D printing, Fiber engineering, Coating technology, Composite science, Smart sensors and actuatorsDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Kirk JalbertInformatics; Social studies of science and technology; Social movements and environmental justiceTempe campusA national study of public engagements with oil and gas pipeline projects. In particular, on the use of data and data-producing technologies by advocacy groups in their interactions with industry, regulators, and each otherDomestic and International StudentsDigital
Lalitha SankarElectrical Engineering/Data Science and MLTempe campusNew loss functions for learning, boosting,and federated learningDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Margaret GarciaWater resources engineering & policyTempe campusRegional water supply resiliance in the western USDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Matt GreenChemical Engineering/ Polymers, Composites, Membrane Separations, Desalination, CO2 captureTempe campus
Synthesize polymers, fabricate membranes and composites, perform membrane separationsDomestic StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Meng TaoSolar technologiesTempe campusNational survey of waste solar panelsDomestic StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Patrick PhelanSustainable energy, Thermal engineeringTempe campusSustainable cooling solutions; benchmarking industrial energy consumption; energy efficiency & policy; agricultural cold chainDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Pavan TuragaMachine Learning, Media ArtsTempe campusFuture of workplace wellness, new prototypes for indoor spaces, health and wellnessDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Peter LammersAlgae biotechnology and genetic engineeringPoly campusRe-inventing wastewater treatment as a carbon foundry for renewable industrial commoditiesDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person
Ram PendyalaTransportation systems engineering and analysisTempe campusHow will emerging mobility services and automated transportation systems impact transportation systems and movements of people and goods in cities?Domestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Ram PendyalaTransportation systems engineering and analysisTempe campusHow will COVID-19 impact transportation systems and mobility patterns, and what are the effects on future transportation infrastructure including transit systems, bicycling, and walking? Domestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Saeed ZeinolabedinzadehCircuits and SystemsTempe campusHigh frequency RF and photonic integrated circuit design for communicationDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Shuguang DengBiomass conversion and carbon captureTempe campusChemical upcycling of discarded plastics, conversion of biomass, carbon capture and conversion Domestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Steven AyerAugmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Building Information Modeling, Construction EducationTempe campusDevelopment of AR and VR environments to support construction educationDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Teresa WuMedical Imaging Tempe campusImaging processing, imaging analytics, imaging biomarker identification for disease diagnosis, treatment assessmentDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Thomas CzerniawskiComputer Vision and Digital Modeling of the Built EnvironmentTempe campusStudents will use laser scanning and photogrammetry to digitize the built environment. Digital representations will be processed to provide insights to builders and stewards of infrastructure. Students will learning about the sensors used to collect visual data, the tools used to fuse data into unified digital representations, and the computer vision algorithms available to perform automated analysis. Domestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Vikram KodibagkarMagnetic Resonance ImagingTempe campusContrast agent development, MRI data processing and analysisDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Visar BerishaDigital healthTempe campusDeveloping algorithms for extracting clinical information from online data (e.g. speech, videos, pictures). We are interested in understanding the feasibility and implications of gleaning PHI data from online data streams.Domestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Wenlong ZhangRobotics and autonomous systems; Dynamic systems and control; Human-robot interactionPoly campusDevelop and evaluate wearable and soft robots for human assistance and augmentation; control and motion planning of intelligent autonomous vehiclesDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Yalin WangMedical Imaging, Computer Vision, Machine learningTempe campusDevelopment of neuroimaging methods for preclinical Alzheimer's disease researchDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Yan ChenAutomated driving; autonomous vehicles; vehicle dynamics & control; mobile robots; electric vehicles;Poly campusDynamics and control of single and multiple connected and automated vehiclesDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person
Yezhou 'YZ' YangVision and Language; Robot Perception; Manipulation Actions; Visual Reasoning; Visual NavigationTempe campusSafety metric evaluation from existing traffic cameras; Indoor robotic object search; Visual question answering and video captioningDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Zachary HolmanSolar, semiconductorsTempe campusPhotovoltaic cell and module design, fabrication, and testingDomestic StudentsIn-Person
Jit MuthuswamyNeural interfacesTempe campusNeural interfaces for central and peripheral nervous system, modulation of neural function using electrical and sound energiesDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person
Adolfo EscobedoNode.js/database programming and/or operations research Tempe campusDevelopment of crowd sourcing activities and aggregation models for extracting crowd wisdom Domestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Adolfo EscobedoNode.js/database programming and/or operations research Tempe campusDevelopment of human--subject studies and aggregation models for assessing the existence of multiple coexisting collective truthsDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Dijiang HuangCybersecurity, intelligent and adaptive security, IoT securityTempe campusDevelop security solutions based on software defined networking, ML/AI based detection and assessment models, edge cloud computingDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Heather Emadypowder technology, powder wetting, granular heat transferTempe campusPerform wet granulation experiments and analysis to understand droplet-powder interactionsDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person
Suren JayasuriyaComputer Vision, Machine Learning, Computational Imaging and Photography, Computer GraphicsTempe campusPhysics-based Machine Learning including light transport, image/video relighting, and imaging through scattering mediaDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Suren JayasuriyaComputer Vision, Machine Learning, Computational Imaging and Photography, Computer GraphicsTempe campusEnergy-efficient Object tracking with Machine Learning and FPGAsDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Suren JayasuriyaComputer Vision, Machine Learning, Computational Imaging and Photography, Computer GraphicsTempe campusMachine Learning for CT Image Reconstruction and Medical ImagingDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Suren JayasuriyaComputer Vision, Machine Learning, Computational Imaging and Photography, Computer GraphicsTempe campusMachine Learning for Synthetic Aperture Sonar Domestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Sydney SchaeferClinical neurorehabilitation, non-invasive brain stimulation, motor performanceTempe campusHuman subjects research: testing for placebo effects in non-invasive brain stimulation Domestic and International StudentsIn-Person
Samantha BrunhaverEngineering education, design educationPoly campusQualitative analysis of interviews with engineering managers about the adaptive mindsets and behaviors required for professional engineering practiceDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Samantha BrunhaverEngineering education, design educationPoly campusQuantitative analysis of the personal and course-related factors that influence the course-level persistence of online undergraduate engineering students.Domestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
Taylor WeissEnvironmental and Resource Management/Algal bioengineering (microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry, biophsyics, remote sensing, large-scale cultivation, bioproducts, biofuels)Poly campusIsolation and genetic identification of algal pathogens from large-scale pondsDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person
Taylor WeissEnvironmental and Resource Management/Algal bioengineering (microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry, biophsyics, remote sensing, large-scale cultivation, bioproducts, biofuels)Poly campusRemote sensor data assembly and interpretation Domestic and International StudentsIn-Person
Brent VernonBiomaterials, drug delivery, tissue reconstructionTempe campusSynthesis and characterization of polymers to be used as tissue scaffoldingDomestic and International StudentsIn-Person
Brent VernonBiomaterials, drug delivery, tissue reconstructionTempe campusModeling and simulation of drug release from microparticles and experimental validation of results. Domestic and International StudentsIn-Person and Digital
K. Selcuk CandanBig data, data management, data analysisTempe campusThere are multiple projects on building energy, disasters, epidemics, childhood brain trauma.Domestic and International StudentsDigital
Pedro PeraltaDeformation and fracture of materials, dynamic loading, high temperature material behavior, behavior of materials under high pressures, mechanics of polymersTempe campusDevelopment of mechanical testing techniques to monitor creep behavior of new metallic alloys at high temperatures, microstructural characterization of metallic materials before and after high temperature testing using optical and electron microscopy, evolution of fatigue damage under multiaxial loading, finite element analysis of high pressure testing apparatus to determine stress state and analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data based on that stress state.Domestic and International StudentsData analysis and modeling can be done fully remotely. Testing and characterization requires an in-person component.
Rebecca MuenichEnvironmental engineering, watershed management, water quality modeling, ecosystem service quantification, agricultural landscape management, remote sensing and GISTempe campusMultiple project opportunities using GIS, remote sensing, and data analysis to improve water quality models and quantify landscape changes.Domestic and international studentsIn-Person and Digital
Cesar TorresEnvironmental Biotechnology, Bioenergy, Microbial electrochemistry, Microscopy.Tempe CampusGrowth and imaging of bacteria capable of producing electrical currents. Develop methods for imaging microbial components using cryo-electron tomography.Domestic and international studentsIn-Person and Digital
Kerry HamiltonEnvironmental engineering, environmental microbiology, pathogens, risk analysis, human health, decision analysis, antibiotic resistance, Legionnaires' diseaseTempe CampusQuantifying the impacts of antibiotic resistance determinants in the environment.Domestic and international studentsIn-Person and Digital
Kerry HamiltonEnvironmental engineering, environmental microbiology, pathogens, risk analysis, human health, decision analysis, antibiotic resistance, Legionnaires' diseaseTempe CampusModeling pathogen growth in water systems.Domestic and international studentsIn-Person and Digital
Kerry HamiltonEnvironmental engineering, environmental microbiology, pathogens, risk analysis, human health, decision analysis, antibiotic resistance, Legionnaires' diseaseTempe CampusLab work on quantifying antibiotic resistance and pathogen genes with qPCR in environmental samples.Domestic and international studentsIn-Person and Digital
Ahmed AlkhateebWireless/Computer Vision/Machine LearningTempe campusUse deep learning and computer vision to build 6G wireless communication and sensing systemsDomestic and international studentsIn-Person and Digital

Increasing diversity in engineering

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A summer research pilot between Intel, ASU and Florida A&M University encourages Black engineering students to pursue research, advanced degrees and tech careers.

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