UA Researchers

Note: This database is a list of faculty who welcome undergraduate students into their research projects. It is up to faculty to keep this list updated.
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Students may also search for research positions, events, and opportunities in Handshake.

Faculty Members: For more information on updating your information in the faculty database please visit ur.arizona.edu/update. For help listing active undergraduate research opportunities in Handshake, contact Kelley Merriam-Castro at kmerriam@arizona.edu.
Name Department Offering Research Opportunities? Types of Opportunities Prereqs Research Location End Datesort descending
Pan Yan
Mathematics
Yes
For Credit
MATH 413
Tucson main campus
Yang Song
Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences
Yes
Paid
Volunteer
For Credit
Basic ability to conduct literature reviews, gather relevant research materials and synthesize information Basic ability to use statistical analysis tools, such as Excel, R, MATLAB, or Python Preferred: Computer programming (e.g., Python/Fortran) or AI/ML model experience Preferred: Spatial data analysis and mapping experiences, such as GIS applications, NETCDF data analysis and visualization
Tucson main campus
Eyad Atallah
Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences
Yes
Volunteer
For Credit
Math 129 and Atmo 436/536a or equivalent Math 223 and Atmo 441/541b preferred Python coding skills
Tucson main campus
Kimberly Wood
Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences
Yes
Volunteer
Experience with and/or passion for learning computer programming, data visualization, and topics related to tropical meteorology.
Tucson main campus
Kevin Lansey
Civil and Architectural Engineering and Mechanics
Yes
Paid
Volunteer
For Credit
Interest in sustainability and implementing projects
Tucson main campus
Alexis Maltman
Speech Language and Hearing Sciences
Yes
Paid
Volunteer
For Credit
None
Tucson main campus
Edward Wellman
Mining and Geological Engineering
Yes
Paid
None
Tucson main campus
Victor Octavio Tenorio Gutierrez
Mining and Geological Engineering
Yes
Volunteer
OpenContour Cost Estimation Moon Trek QGIS Blender/Unity
Tucson main campus
Erik Asphaug
Planetary Sciences
Yes
Paid
Vector calculus, two years of physics, proficiency in computer programming, demonstrated proficiency at writing
Tucson main campus
Stephen Kortenkamp
Planetary Sciences
Yes
Paid
Requires application through Arizona Space Grant
Tucson main campus
Laura Meredith
The School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Yes
Paid
None
Tucson main campus
Kamel Didan
Biosystems Engineering
Yes
Paid
Volunteer
Data Science, Programming (Python), Image processing
Tucson main campus
Caitlyn Hall
Biosystems Engineering-Ins
Yes
Paid
Volunteer
For Credit
None
Tucson main campus
Colleen Lucey
Russian and Slavic Studies
Yes
Volunteer
For Credit
None
Tucson main campus
Liliana Salvador
Animal and Biomedical Sciences
Yes
Volunteer
For Credit
None
Tucson main campus
Linda Restifo
Neurology
Yes
For Credit
Outstanding reliability and communication skills. Excellent manual dexterity and attention to detail. Strong sense of intellectual and scientific curiosity also essential.
Tucson main campus
08/2024
Douglas Loy
Materials Science and Engineering
Yes
Paid
For Credit
For hydrogel projects, prefer some lab experience. Some students will be working on evaluating the physical properties and application of hydrogels to agriculture and metal contaminant removal, others may participate in synthesis of new monomers and hydrogels with graduate student supervision.
Tucson main campus
12/2024
Kyle Hartfield
The School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Yes
Paid
GIS, Remote Sensing
Online
12/2024
Jessica Barnes
Planetary Sciences
Yes
Paid
Volunteer
For Credit
None
Tucson main campus
01/2025
Pawel Kiela
Pediatrics
Yes
Volunteer
For Credit
None
Tucson main campus
01/2025
Peiwen Li
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Yes
Paid
Volunteer
For Credit
Junior to Senior
Tucson main campus
08/2025
Karen Weihs
Psychiatry
Yes
Paid
undergraduate enrolled
Tucson main campus
08/2026