Open positions

Undergraduate and graduate students

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

 Potential topics of research include:

  • Energy storage with graphene and ionic liquids
  • Hydrogel material design for biomedical applications and soft robotics
  • Biomineralization

Prospective PhD students

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

  • hydrogel’s material design
  • nanotribology of ionic liquids

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.