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Research Experience for Undergraduates Site:

Preparing RF Engineers for Communication, Imaging and Sensing (PRECISE)

Radio frequency (RF) technologies in microwave, millimeter-wave and terahertz frequency bands has ubiquitous presence in modern electronics. Wireless communication has enabled game-changing technology through LTE and 5G campaign, which is ultimately responsible for modern internet, big-data and cloud computing boom. Smart electronics, Internet of Things (IoT), wearable technology, all critically rely on continuous innovations in this area.

PRECISE REU site provides research experience to undergraduate students through summer research projects mentored by faculty participants at FIU. The program also includes research seminars given by our faculty and researchers and engineers from our industrial partners as well as professional development activities to help students acquire critical soft skills and to help in graduate school applications.

You will find that here at FIU we appreciate those with the perseverance to succeed. We hope to see you as part of our team soon.

The program is open to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents only.  Women, members of under-represented minority populations, and students from institutions that do not have strong STEM research programs are encouraged to apply.

This REU site is supported by the Department of Defense in partnership with the NSF REU program.

The Summer REU program runs from May 26, 2020 until July 24, 2020.


  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or its possessions.
  • Enrolled in a two-year or four-year science or engineering degree program.
  • Available for the full duration of the program May 26th until July 24, 2020.

Stipends/Housing/Travel Reimbursement:
Students will receive a $5,000 stipend, on campus housing along with meal-plan and up to $500 for travel reimbursement for those students coming from outside of a 50-mile radius of FIU.

Research Topics:
Novel materials for RF applications, flexible radio frequency electronics for wearable applications, reconfigurable, RF energy harvesting and power transfer, tunable, multifunctional, deployable, and UWB high-performance antenna systems, novel frequency independent hybrid beamformer, MIMO antenna arrays, vehicular and drone-assisted aerial communication systems, millimeter wave cameras, nanoscale vacuum field effect transistors.

Application Deadline:
The application deadline for Summer 2020 is March 22, 2020.  

Contacts for further information:

  • Dr. Nezih Pala (, Phone: (305) 348 3016
  • Dr. Shubhendu Bhardwaj (