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The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Summer 2019 SURF Students

We have research opportunities for undergraduates during the summer of 2020. This will be part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at Caltech. You can find out more about SURF program and the application process here. If you have more question, feel free to contact us. We are looking for motivated students interested in mechanics, physics, applied mathematics and computer science.

2019 SURF Projects

Jade Leong (University of Massachusetts Lowell) - Mechanical behavior of entangled, non-convex granular particles: experimental analysis of the angle of repose.

Katheryn Wang (Harvey Mudd College) - Uniaxial compression of discrete S shaped particles.

Sydney Richardson (California Institute of Technology) - Tensile behavior of entangled non-convex granular particles.

Animesh Rastogi (Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar) - Pluviation simulation and angle of repose of entangled granular materials.

Omkar Devidas Kadam (Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar) - Exploring the properties of free standing column built out of designed granular particles using level-set discrete element method.