IIT NSF-REU Application (Food safety, engineering and nutrition)
Your application will not be complete until the following documents are emailed to Dr. Kathiravan Krishnamurthy (
) by 5:00 PM CST on March 15, 2019. If there are vacancies, late applications might be considered. If you can send all these as a single file, it is highly appreciated.
1) Transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable)
3) An essay detailing i) why are you interested in this REU program, ii) what are your goals in participating in this training program, and iii) what are your career goals and how will this training program help you in achieving your career goals
4) Names and emails of two people who will be writing recommendation letters for you (at least one from a faculty member; your recommenders should directly send the recommendation letter to
by March 15, 2019)
Name (Last name, First name)
Name of the current academic institution
Anticipated graduation date
Date of birth
Citizenship status (this program is only available for US citizens and green card holders as per NSF guidelines)
Green card holder
Phone number (we will use this number for interviews if you are selected)
Preferred NSF-REU project(s)
No preference (will be considered for all the projects)
Energy-efficient design of sterilization of foods using pressure assisted thermal sterilization using COMSOL (modeling & simulation)
Low moisture food safety of legacy technologies (microbiology)
Shedding light on food safety: Application of a novel pulsed light treatment for inactivation of pathogens (engineering & microbiology)
Physiological chemistry of plant bioactives in humans (nutrition)
Application of cold plasma for enhancing safety of sprout seeds (engineering & microbiology)
Understanding transport processes in food processing using COMSOL (modeling & simulation)
Affordable nutrition through kinetic hydroponics (engineering design & microbiology)
Repurposing food ingredients for controlling biofilms of food-borne pathogens (engineering & microbiology)
Would you like to be considered for other projects if your preferred REU project(s) is(are) not available?
How did you learn about this program?
Gender identity (optional)
Hispanic or Latino
Non Hispanic or Latino
American Indian or Alaska Native
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Do you have disability? (optional)
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