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2023 CIAMTIS REU program will be held from June 05 to August 11, 2023.



Application deadline: April 26, 2023

Have questions?

E-mail Prof. Jovan Tatar


The nation’s deteriorating infrastructure is in dire need of upgrading. Bridges and roads are showing serious signs of distress. If these problems remain unaddressed, the U.S. will be unable to compete in the thriving global economy.


The CIAMTIS REU site was established to train a highly specialized cadre of engineers capable of addressing the grand challenges faced by critical infrastructure. Participants will engage in research on development and deployment of new materials and technologies to improve durability, facilitate safe and rapid construction and repair, extend service life, and reduce life-cycle costs of transportation infrastructure. Furthermore, students will participate in professional development workshops and networking activities. This project is supported by the Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multi-modal Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CIAMTIS).

About Us



Selected students will receive a stipend ($1,120 biweekly for a total of $5,600).


Students from outside the University of Delaware are eligible to receive an additional allowance for lodging in Newark, DE. 




CIAMTIS REU participants will be mentored by our expert faculty members. You will work closely with one of the faculty to develop a research plan, conduct research, document, and present your findings. You faculty mentor will also provide career counseling and other resources to help you achieve your full potential!

Engineering Class


Students will participate in many professional development activities, that will prepare them to:

  • Deliver Technical Presentations

  • Conduct Literature Review

  • Become Proficient in Technical Writing

  • Become Familiar with Research Ethics

  • Learn about the Graduate School Application Process

  • Be Prepared to Give an Elevator Pitch

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Participants will interact with our faculty, graduate students and other undergraduate students through biweekly group meetings, panel discussions, and participation in the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at the University of Delaware.

Networking Event
Research and Activities
Our mentors

Our Mentors

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Haritha Malladi


Jennifer McConnell


Jovan Tatar

University of Delaware
University of Delaware

The University of Delaware is the state's flagship research university with over 23,000 students. UD is classified as an R1 Doctoral University (Very high research activity). According to the National Science Foundation, UD spent $184 million on research and development in 2021.


U.S. News and World Report, in its 2022 Best Colleges Report released Sept. 13, lists UD as No. 38 among the nation’s top public universities, up two spots from last year. Similarly, in the Forbes America's Top Colleges 2021 ranking released in September, UD rose 39 spots to No. 108.


The University of Delaware promotes an environment in which all people are inspired to learn and encourages intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, free inquiry, and respect for the views and values of an increasingly diverse population. 


1. Durability of Composites Derived from Renewal Resources (Mentor: Dr. Jovan Tatar)

2. Improving the Performance of Externally Bonded Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Repairs in Concrete Structures with U-wrap Anchors (Mentor: Dr. Jovan Tatar)

3. Passive Strain Sensor Using Retroreflective Sheeting Materials (Mentor: Dr. Tripp Shenton)

4. Use of Photo Recognition Tools to Reduce Subjectivity in Bridge Inspection (Mentor: Dr. Jennifer McConnell)

5. Assessment of Saltwater Intrusion in Coastal Infrastructure (Mentor: Dr. Jennifer McConnell)

6. An investigation into fracturing of asphalt pavement surfaces using tillage radishes  (Mentor: Dr. Haritha Malladi)

7. Evaluation of Bond Strength of Tack Coat (Mentor: Dr. Haritha Malladi)

                                                                 Click here for Project Descriptions 


Eligible Students

Must be an undergraduate at UD.

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.

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2023 CIAMTIS REU program will be held from June 05 to August 11, 2023.



Application deadline: April 26, 2023

Have questions?

E-mail Prof. Jovan Tatar

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