Departmental UROP Coordinators


Every department and laboratory has a designated faculty member or academic professional to act as the department's UROP liaison. UROP Coordinators interpret the department's requirements, ensure academic rigor and research value in projects undertaken by faculty and student collaborators, and clarify policies and procedures for departmental review. Each coordinator reviews the department's submitted student UROP proposals, examines project descriptions and financial requests, and determines project appropriateness for departmental approval before forwarding to UROP staff for final review.

Below you will find names and contact information for our current UROP Coordinators


Coordinators for Academic Departments

The following individuals are UROP coordinators for UROPs proposed in the academic departments.

Course 1: Civil & Environmental Engineering

Course 2: Mechanical Engineering

Course 3: Materials Science & Engineering

Course 4: Architecture

Course 5: Chemistry

Course 6: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Course 7: Biology

Course 8: Physics

Course 9: Brain & Cognitive Sciences

Course 10: Chemical Engineering

Course 11: Urban Studies & Planning

Course 12: Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences

Course 14: Economics

Course 15: Sloan School of Management

Course 16: Aeronautics & Astronautics

Course 17: Political Science

Course 18: Mathematics

Course 20: Biological Engineering Division

Course 21A: Anthropology Program

Course 21G: Global Studies and Languages

Course 21H: History

Course 21L: Literature

Course 21M: Music & Theater Arts

Course 22: Nuclear Engineering

Course 24: Linguistics & Philosophy

  • Jennifer Purdy, Room 32-D812, x3-9372, purdy@mit.edu
  • (Faculty Coordinator: Edward Flemming)

Comparative Media Studies (CMS)/Writing

Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS)

Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology (HST)

Program in Science, Technology & Society (STS)

Program in Women's and Gender Studies (WGS)

Coordinators for Interdisciplinary Laboratories & Centers

The following individuals are UROP coordinators for UROPs proposed in interdisciplinary laboratories & centers.

Art, Culture and Technology (ACT)

Center for Art, Science and Technology (CAST)

Center for Environmental Health Sciences (CEHS)

Center for Materials Research in Archaeology & Ethnology (CMRAE)

Center for Materials Science & Engineering (CMSE)

Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL)

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

Edgerton Center

Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI)

Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN)

  • Josh Freedman, Room NE47-4th Floor, x3-5931

Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems (LIDS)

Laboratory for Nuclear Science (LNS)

Lincoln Laboratory

  • Prof. Jeffrey Shapiro, Room 36-517, x3-4179

Materials Processing Center (MPC)

Media Laboratory

MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI)

MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (MKI)

Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL)

Nuclear Reactor Laboratory (NRL)

  • Dr. Gordon Kohse, Room NW13-260, x3-4298

Picower Institute for Learning and Memory (PILM)

  • Prof. J Troy Littleton Room E18-672, (617) 452-2132

Plasma Science & Fusion Center (PSFC)

Research Lab for Electronics (RLE)

Simons Center for the Social Brain (SCSB)

Sociotechnical Systems Research Center

Coordinators in Other Programs

The following individuals are UROP coordinators for UROPs proposed in other programs.

Broad Institute

Sea Grant Program

  • Prof. Chryssostomos Chryssostomidis, Room E38-330A, x3-7131

MIT-Singapore University of Technology and Design Collaboration (MIT-SUTD)

  • Prof. Sanjay Sarma, Room 35-206, x3-1925

Whitehead Institute For Biomedical Research