Welcome to M-SHORE!

Welcome to the Michigan Semiconductor Hands-On Research Experience (M-SHORE) program at the University of Michigan Lurie Nanofabrication Facility! This REU program is a partnership between University of Michigan, University of Texas at El Paso, and Florida International University. The program is financially supported by the National Science Foundation in conjunction with the Semiconductor Research Corporation.

Semiconductor technology is critical to all facets of modern society. From day-to-day consumer activities to state-of-the-art defense needs, the U.S. relies on vigorous innovation, continuous performance improvement, and reliable manufacturing of microelectronics. To “shore up” our domestic workforce, this three-year REU Site: Semiconductor Hands-On Research Experience (SHORE) will provide opportunities for nine students each year to participate in summer experiential training in nanofabrication of semiconductor materials, devices, and related technologies.

The 10-week REU projects will focus on research enabled by the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility at the University of Michigan (U-M). The research projects, supervised and mentored by U-M faculty and graduate students, will address key research challenges in semiconductor materials and devices, focusing on three thrusts: (1) wide bandgap materials and devices, (2) complex oxide materials and devices, and (3) nanotechnology for devices. Detailed project descriptions can be found in the Project Descriptions tab.

Key information

**** Applications for the 2024 M-SHORE program will open later in 2023. Details from last year’s program are below for reference. ****

Program dates: May 30 to August 4 (10 weeks), 2023


$6,000 stipend

Housing, including linens, provided in University of Michigan dormitory

Travel costs up to $500 reimbursed

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an Associates Degree or Bachelors Degree program and must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Students who have already completed their bachelors degree or will complete it before the end of the program in August 2023 are not eligible. In addition, students at U-M Ann Arbor are not eligible to apply. Applicants from U-M Flint and U-M Dearborn are welcome. We encourage applications from students at minority serving institutions, at primarily undergraduate institutions (institutions with no PhD program), at community colleges, and at institutions with limited nanofabrication facilities.

In accordance with Michigan State Law and U.S. Federal Law, this program will not discriminate against nor give preference to any individual on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), marital status, height, weight, or disability.

Support: This REU program is supported by the National Science Foundation under grant no. 2244040 and is supported in part by funds provided to the National Science Foundation by the Semiconductor Research Corporation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation nor of the Semiconductor Research Corporation.

Applications for the 2023 M-SHORE REU program are now closed. Applications for the 2024 program will open in December 2023. Application details for 2023 are maintained on the How to Apply tab for your reference.


If you have any questions, please contact shore-reu@umich.edu