Open positions

Undergraduate and graduate students

Are you a graduate or undergraduate students at UIUC and are interested in an independent project? Contact me.

If you are interested in doing an independent project (research) on biomineralization of calcium carbonate and hydroxyapatite, please send me your CV. The independent project is only for credits (e.g. 2 credits is 9-10 hours per week). Experience in chemistry labs will be considered in the selection.

Prospective PhD students

I am currently looking for new graduate students to join my group.  There are open PhD positions in the fields of:

  • structured graphene/ionic liquid interfaces for energy storage
  • hydrogel’s material design
  • structure and dynamic properties of nanoconfined ionic liquids for energy storage

The detailed application information can be found here for prospective CEE graduate students (EES, EWES, Materials programs) and here for prospective MatSE students. Remember to indicate your interest in working with me in your application.  And please, send me your C.V. and interests via email.