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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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 Prereqssort ascending Research Location End Date
Robin Polt
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Yes
Paid
Volunteer
For Credit
We ONLY accept Freshmen and Sophomores.
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
Michael Gilbert
Mathematics
Yes
Volunteer
Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability
Tucson main campus
Mary Wildner-Bassett
German Studies
Yes
For Credit
Upper division undergraduate course status.
Tucson main campus
Chicheng Zhang
Computer Science
Yes
Volunteer
For Credit
undergraduate probability and statistics, basic programming, algorithm design
Tucson main campus
Karen Weihs
Psychiatry
Yes
Paid
undergraduate enrolled
Tucson main campus
08/2026
Rebecca Schomer
The School of Plant Sciences
Yes
Paid
UBRP
Tucson main campus
Frank Brosius III
Medicine
Yes
Not given
These opportunities are exclusively through our NIH funded R25 grant for which I serve as one of 4 PIs. There are annual requests for applications to the undergraduate research program.
Other
Elena Plante
Speech Language and Hearing Sciences
Yes
Volunteer
For Credit
There are opportunities for students at different levels. Task-related training is provided.
Tucson main campus
Martha Whitaker
Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences
Yes
For Credit
The only prerequisite for the class is Calculus I
Other
Stuart Craig
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Yes
Paid
The lab performs high-speed/hypersonic wind tunnel experiments. No hard prerequisites, at least 1 year of undergrad preferred. Positions are competitive and the number of openings varies.
Tucson main campus
Martha Bhattacharya
Neuroscience
Yes
For Credit
Team-based research through an course-based format (Vertically Integrated Project). Applications due mid-semester for enrollment in the subsequent semester. Please go to Dr. Bhattacharya's website or uavip.arizona.edu for most current information.
Tucson main campus
Clara Curiel
Medicine
Yes
Paid
Team player and interest in a career in health sciences
Online
Roberto Guzman
Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Yes
Volunteer
For Credit
Students that succed in my lab, have usually basic skill of chemistry and knowledge of biochemistry.
Tucson main campus
Kaustubh Thirumalai
Geosciences
Yes
Paid
Volunteer
For Credit
Strong interest in ocean science and paleontology.
Tucson main campus
Andrea Achilli
Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Yes
Paid
Volunteer
For Credit
Sophomores, Juniors, and Senior students are considered. Enthusiasm and willingness to work in a team is required. Work site is located off-campus at the WEST Center (west.arizona.edu)
Tucson off-campus
Laird Close
Astronomy
Yes
Paid
Volunteer
For Credit
some knowledge of basic optics desirable.
Tucson main campus
John Holt
Planetary Sciences
Yes
Paid
For Credit
Some familiarity with coding in Python and/or Geographic Information Systems
Tucson main campus
Johann Rafelski
Physics
Yes
Volunteer
For Credit
Senior Year, some exceptional case Junior
Tucson main campus
Zafer Mutlu
Materials Science and Engineering
Yes
Volunteer
For Credit
self-motivation and curiosity
Tucson main campus
Scott Jones
The School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Yes
For Credit
RNR 417
Tucson main campus
Matthias Mehl
Psychology
Yes
For Credit
Research Methods course
Tucson main campus
Norma Perez-Brena
The Norton School of Human Ecology
Yes
Volunteer
Research Methods
Tucson main campus
Jean-Marc Fellous
Psychology
Yes
Volunteer
For Credit
Research Methods
Tucson main campus
Stephen Kortenkamp
Planetary Sciences
Yes
Paid
Requires application through Arizona Space Grant
Tucson main campus