Undergraduate Research at KU
Kutztown University's chemistry and biochemistry faculty provide opportunities for students to enhance their education by participating in undergraduate research. Participation in research may be used to satisfy electives in KU's chemistry and biochemistry programs.
Benefits of participating in undergraduate research in chemistry include:
- becoming more independent in the laboratory by formulating and testing hypotheses and interpreting results.
- developing problem-solving skills.
- learning by doing.
- one-on-one instruction.
- communication of research results through presentations or publications.
The links below offer a sample of a few KU undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry research projects.
- Solar Fuel Catalysis
- Charge Separation by pH Gradients
- Electronic Effects of Functionalized Nanomaterials
- A Sugar Sensor based on Gold Nanoparticles
- HPLC Analysis of Hops
- Monitoring epoxy curing on surfaces using a homemade fluorometer
- Synthesis of an Insect Pheromone: trans-conophthorin
- Low Molecular Mass Gelators
- Apoptosis - Programmed Cell Death
- Protein Dimerization
- Multivalent inorganic complexes with biological systems
- Potential Energy of Ar interacting with Ethylene
- Potential Energy of Ar interacting with HCN
- Vibrational Eigenfunctions of HO2
- Air Quality - Lead in Particulate Matter
- Chemical Analysis of Indoor Particulate Matter
- Heavy Metals in Soil