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College of Engineering - Wayne State University

2021 Summer Academy in Sustainable Manufacturing

An NSF supported REU Site

June 1 to August 10  |  Wayne State University  |  Detroit, Michigan

Program overview

Undergraduate students have the unique opportunity to attend the Summer Academy in Sustainable Manufacturing at Wayne State University. This 10-week program, the first of its kind to focus on sustainable manufacturing, is supported by a three-year National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site grant. The academy offers undergraduates of all disciplines the opportunity to perform cutting edge sustainable manufacturing research on project such as:

  • Safe and Eco-Friendly Battery Materials and Manufacturing
  • Data-Driven Modelling and Analysis of Energy Efficiency
  • Remanufacturing via Additive Manufacturing Processes
  • Reliable Power Supply Systems for Electric and Autonomous Vehicles


What you get

Stipend: $500 per week for the 10 week experience ($5,000 total stipend)

Housing: Room and board in the Towers Residential Suites

Travel: $500 towards the cost of travel to and from Wayne State University


How to apply

Applicants are expected to have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Application deadline: February 16
Notification of acceptance: March 16
Program period: June 1 to August 10



For more information

Visit the academy website ( for details on site activities, research projects, faculty mentors, and more.

Send questions to the program's co-directors:

Jeremy L. Rickli, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Yinlun Huang, Ph.D.
Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science