Undergraduate Researchers

Since its inception in 2000, the Craig lab has maintained an active commitment to mentored undergraduate research. Approximately 46 undergraduates, ranging from first year students to seniors, have made use of this opportunity.  These students comprise mainly Duke chemistry majors, but the lab has also provided a home for undergraduates from Notre Dame, Harvard, Pomona, Texas State, Meredith, Florida State, and Mainz, as well as for pre-majors and majors from other departments in Arts & Sciences as well as Engineering.  These opportunities have been funded by Duke, the National Science Foundation, and the Army Research Office.

Many Duke undergraduates have gone on to receive Graduation With Distinction honors upon graduation, based on their research in the Craig group:

Paul Forsyth, 2004
Andrew Archer, 2004
Sean Kedrowski, 2005
Jason Keith, 2005
Ki-Hyon Kim, 2007
Bethany Neilson, 2008
John Overcash, 2008
Emily Reeves, 2009
Mark Whitfield, 2009
Jason Pifer, 2010
Vijay Prabhakar, 2011
Yufan Yan, 2012
Jeong Hoon Ko, 2013
Gihan Hewage, 2014
Will Trautman, 2014
Dylan Eiger, 2016
Erin Brooks, 2017
Rachel Rohde, 2018
John Deng, 2018
Omar Benallal, 2020

In addition, since 2010 the group has published a total of 19 papers that involve undergraduate and/or high school student co-authors.  All told, over 26 undergraduates and two high school students have co-authored papers based on their work in our lab.  This success is due to a wonderful combination of enthusiasm on the part of the undergraduate trainees and engaged, thoughtful mentoring from students and postdocs in the group.

If you are interested in an undergraduate research position in the lab, please visit our “How To Apply” page for things to consider and details.