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Undergraduate opportunities

Research internships

The Delaware Energy Institute (DEI) along with the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI) offers summer internships to a select group of motivated undergraduates and officially accepted to UD 1st year graduate students to work on independent research projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor and graduate student or staff scientist.

Students are expected to conduct research 40 hours/week for a 10-week period beginning in June which ends with a poster presentation at the University of Delaware’s Undergraduate Research & Service Scholar Celebratory Symposium in August. In addition, students participate in career-development activities such as research ethics, communication skills, laboratory safety training, and field trips to industry.

To apply to the ERI program, email ccei-info@udel.edu

Graduate opportunities


CCEI graduate students are earning Ph.D. degrees from eight institutions, including University of Delaware, Lehigh University, University of Minnesota, University of Massachusetts, North Carolina State University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, and California Institute of Technology. As integral members of CCEI, our graduate students are crucial to advancing the ground-breaking research of the center.

For more information about graduate study opportunities at CCEI, please contact individual faculty members at their respective institutions.

Other opportunities

Internship and employment opportunities

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National Science Foundation
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.
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Professional Organizations

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American Chemical Society (ACS) ACS is recognized as a world leader in fostering scientific education and research, and promoting public understanding of science.
American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) ACORE is an organization of member companies and institutions that are dedicated to moving renewable energy into the mainstream of America’s economy, ensuring the success of the renewable energy industry while helping to build a sustainable and independent energy future for the nation
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) AIChE provides members with technical resources as well as tools to manage their careers and lives.
Association of Energy Engineers The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is your source for information and networking in the dynamic fields of energy engineering and energy management, renewable and alternative energy, power generation, energy services, sustainability, and all related areas.
BioEnergy Producers Association The mission of the BioEnergy Producers Association (BPA) is to advance the development and commercialization of sustainable, environmentally preferable industries that produce power, fuels, and chemicals from agricultural, forestry, and urban sources of biomass and plastic wastes.
Electrochemical Society (ECS) ECS is an international educational, non-profit organization concerned with a broad range of phenomena related to electrochemical and solid state science and technology.
European Biomass Industry Association EUBIA’s main objective is to support the European biomass industries at all levels, promoting the use of biomass as an energy source, developing innovative bioenergy concepts and fostering international co-operation within the bioenergy field.
National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) NOBCChE is committed to the professional and educational growth of underrepresented minorities in the sciences.
North American Catalysis Society A not-for-profit professional organization of over 1,500 scientists and engineers who work in the field of catalysis.
Renewable Fuels Association The national trade association for the domestic ethanol industry.
US Department of Energy (DOE) The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
USDOE Energy Frontier Research Centers The Energy Frontier Research Centers program aims to accelerate such transformative discovery, combining the talents and creativity of our national scientific workforce with a powerful new generation of tools for penetrating, understanding, and manipulating matter on the atomic and molecular scales.

Engineering Degree Programs

CCEI research is conducted at the following institutions. Click on the links below to learn more about the chemical engineering programs at each university:

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Minnesota
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
University of Delaware
Department of Chemical Engineering
North Carolina State University
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Lehigh University
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
California Institute of Technology
Department of Chemical Engineering
Rutgers University
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
University of Southern California
Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Princeton University
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering