Departmental Resources: UROP Positions

UROP Positions

The Department routinely receives notices of UROP opportunities and lists them here as a service to members of the MIT community. The positions have not been screened, nor verified to be available. Nor are they endorsed by the Department.

For more information, visit MIT’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).

Posted: January 16, 2020

Spring 2020
Patrick Doyle,, Department of Chemical Engineering

Hydrogel carriers for release of biopharmaceutical drugs
The project aims to formulate and characterize hydrogel microparticles for drug delivery of biopharmaceuticals. Hydrogels can be formulated with different chemical and material properties to adjust drug release rates, biocompatibility, and other key properties. The student will be responsible for (1) developing the microparticle production method and (2) studying drug dissolution, with the goal of measuring performance as a function of the chemical and material properties of the hydrogel. A basic background in chemistry and chemical engineering principles is recommended. By the end of the project, the student will have acquired fundamental laboratory skills, as well as hands-on experience with fluid mechanics principles, drug release, and hydrogel formulation.

Requirements: Students with a basic background in chemistry/chemical engineering are welcome to apply to the project

Contact: Jeremy Schieferstein,

Posted: September 9, 2019

Project Title: Engineering Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Infectious Diseases
Hadley Sikes Lab


Contact: Ki-Joo Sung,

Posted: September 3, 2019

Fall Term
Desalination Technology
Lienhard Research Group

Are you interested in working on a desalination technology that shows potential to save fertilizer, water, and energy for greenhouses and hydroponics?


Contact: ASAP. Position to be filled by early September.

Posted: August 27, 2019

Term UROP is offered: Fall/IAP/Spring
MIT Faculty Supervisor: Eric Verploegen

Project Title: Modeling of Heat and Mass Transfer of Evaporative Cooling Devices for Improved Vegetable Storage in Low-Income Rural Communities


Contact: Eric Verploegen (