Program Info

Date: The 2023 Summer REU program will tentatively run from May 31, 2023 until July 30, 2023. (The exact dates will be posted soon) Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or its possessions.
  • Enrolled in a two-year or four-year science or engineering degree program.
  • Available for the full duration of the program.

Stipends/Housing/Travel Reimbursement: Students will receive a $4,500 stipend, on campus housing along with meal-plan and up to $500 for travel reimbursement for those students coming from outside of a 50-mile radius of FIU. Research Topics: Some of the research topics offered by the faculty mentors are listed in the following table. Additional project topics, including the ones for fully-online participation may be available.  Please contact the mentors for the details.

Faculty Mentor Contact info. Project Topic
N. Pala Extremely Reconfigurable Antennas Based on Phase-Change Materials
S. Bhardwaj Applied Electrodynamics Group Flexible Radio Frequency Electronics for Wearable Applications
S. Georgakopoulos Reconfigurable, tunable, multifunctional, deployable antenna systems
E. Alwan ECE Profile Novel Frequency Independent Hybrid Beamformer
H. Deng ECE Profile MIMO Antenna Arrays and Transmit-Receive Digital Beamforming for Improved MMW Radar Angle Resolution
A. Ibrahim Wireless Innovation Lab (WIL) MMW Propagation Nature for Vehicular and Drone-assisted Aerial Communication Vehicular Communication Testbed Development
A. Madanayake RAND Lab A High-Gain Scanning THz Rotational Aperture Antenna
J. L. Volakis RFCOM Lab
  • RF transponders for medical sensing (brain, wounds, diabetes, cardio etc)
  • High resolution CubeSat imaging.
  • Wideband communications with MIMO and dual authentication
  • Sensors and sensing for energy grid monitoring
  • Reconfigurable Magneto-dielectrics for EMI/EMC and for Vehicle communications during re-entry
  • Flexible and wearable electronics for RF level detection
  • Flexible electronics and wearable transceivers and wearable sensors
S. Bhansali Bio-Mems & Microsystems Group Organic Thin Films based Metal-Insulator-Metal (MIM) diodes for MMW Applications
D. Pavlidis ECE Profile Nanoscale Vacuum Field Effect Transistors (VFETs) for Next Generation Communications

APPLICATION The program is open to only US Citizens, Nationals and Permanent Residents. Eligible students will submit an online application in Spring 2023  using the form in the link below. The required application material are: 1) resume (state expected graduation date) 2) transcript 3) personal and research statement about candidates’ career goals, including the motivation for applying to the program, summary of previous research and international experience) 4) two letters of recommendation.

Application Deadline: The application deadline for Summer 2023 is February 12, 2023. Contact for further information:

Applications Closed