The Northwestern Undergraduate Research Journal (NURJ) is an annual student-produced journal that showcases outstanding research done by Northwestern undergraduates from across all academic fields.


Our mission is two-fold: to provide an opportunity for the many undergraduates passionate about research at Northwestern to publish their work, and to complement the University’s emphasis on interdisciplinary research that spans a wide spectrum of areas including neuroscience, material sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

As the only peer- and faculty-reviewed journal of undergraduate research at Northwestern University, NURJ serves to introduce undergraduates to the review and publication processes indicative of the research world. It is an opportunity for students to engage with the research community and networks.

OUR 2019-2020 TEAM

Editors-in-chief: Andrew Y. Cao, Emily Suen
Faculty Adviser: Allen Taflove (Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)

Editorial Team:
Managing Editors of the NURJ: Leslie Bonilla; Irene Chang
Managing Editors of the NURJ Online: Zhesi Zhuang, Jagoda Rachwal
Managing Editor of NURJ (Paper) Design: Maia Brown
Managing Editors of NURJ Online Design: Andrew Cortner, Sakke Overlund

Associate Managing Editor NURJ (Paper): Haley Chang
Associate Managing Editor NURJ (Online): Lydia Rivers
Associate Managing Editor NURJ (STEM DEPT.): Jonic Zhehao Zhu
Associate Managing Editor for Paper and Online Design: Sarah Tani

Business Team:
Managing Director of Development: Lucy Yuan
Managing Director of Web Development: Spencer Levitt

Associate Managing Director Development (“Society” Liaison): Shreya Sriram
Associate Managing Director Development (NU-Q Liaison): Khaled Abughoush

Senior Staff:
Senior Editor (NURJ Paper): Amanda Murphy
Senior Editor (NURJ Paper): Joy Zheng

Senior Editor (NURJ Online): Mandy Davis
Senior Editor (NURJ Online): Niva Razin
Senior Editor (NURJ Online): Shreyas Iyer

Senior Designer: Maggie Zhang

Senior Staff (DEV-HR): John Cao
Senior Staff (DEV-Marketing): Gab Tsoi
Senior Staff (DEV-Finance): Ina Huang



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Editor David Zane

Editor Shreyas Iyer

Editor Pranav Baskar

Editor Daisy Conant

Editor Hongrui He

Editor Yuchen Liu

Editor May Nguyen

Editor Alex Gallard



OUR 2018-2019 TEAM

Editor-in-chief: Andrew Y. Cao
Faculty Adviser: Allen Taflove (Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)

NURJ (Paper):
Managing Editor: Leslie Bonilla
Associate Managing Editor: Amanda Barraza-Murphy

NURJ (Online):
Managing Editor: Emily Suen
Associate Editor: Jagoda Rachwal
Associate Managing Editor: Zhesi Zhuang

Director of Web Development: Lucy Yuan

Graphic Design Team:
Director: Stephanie Shin
Associate Director: Andrew Cortner
Associate Director: Sakke Overlund


Editor Niva Razin

Editor Joy Zheng

Editor Haley Chang

Editor Lydia Rivers

Editor David Zane

Editor Shreyas Iyer

Editor Pranav Baskar

Editor Daisy Conant

Artist Sarah Tani

Artist Coco Huang

Artist Maggie Zhang

Artist Maia Brown

Counsel Jonic Zhehao Zhu

Counsel Yuchen Liu

Special Counsel Irene Chang

Outreach Coordinator Shreya Sriram

Outreach Coordinator May Nguyen

Development Staff (PR) Alex Gallard

Development Staff (PR) Amanda Davis

Development Staff(Finance & Strategy) Khaled Abughoush

Development Staff (Marketing) Gabrielle Tsoi

Development Staff (Marketing) Ina Huang

Development Staff (HR) John Cao

Web coordinator Spencer Levitt