Biosystems REU Program-Biofuels and Bioproducts Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass

Biosystems Students

nsf logoThe REU Site at Auburn University will target undergraduate participants from universities, four-year institutions and community colleges whereresearch experience is limited. The REU site will include a diverse group of students including females and minorities. The primary objective of this project is to expose participants to different research techniques, scientific hypotheses testing and experimental design, data collection, analysis, and presentation in an engaging, interdisciplinary atmosphere that fosters a strong interest in bioenergy field. REU participants will be paired with faculty mentors to work in laboratories on research focused on converting biomass to biofuels and bioproducts.

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REU Site: Biofuels and Bioproducts Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass

Application Information


To apply, send the application package consisting of (i) 2-page application form, (ii) 1-page resume, (iii) a letter describing their career goals and educational and research experiences, (iv) copies of their undergraduate transcripts, (v) two letters of recommendation, and (vi) a statement of reasons for wanting to participate in the REU program to Dr. Sushil Adhikari at the address below:

Dr. Sushil Adhikarilab
REU Biofuels and Bioproducts
25 Tom Corley Building
Auburn University
Auburn, AL 36849

Financial Support

  • Stipend of $4,000 for the 9-week session (lodging and meals provided).
  • Travel support available ($400.00 Maximum)

Faculty Mentors

The REU participants will be mentored by a diverse group of faculty members with expertise related to biofuels and bioproducts. Fourteen faculty members have participated in this REU program and out of 14 mentors, Five mentors are from minority or underrepresented population. Participating faculty mentors in this REU Site are from three different colleges and schools, and five different departments.  

Number of Undergraduate Participants per Year: 10 during the summer for 9 weeks

Last Updated: Jan 14, 2016