Postdoc or Experienced Chemist Opening:

Available immediately. Fresh PhD and experienced chemists with strong synthetic skills are welcome to apply. Position will synthesize ceramic nanoparticles, quantum dots, and nanocomposites. Must be well versed in measurements of photophysical properties. Knowledge with scintillation is a plus.


The Soft Materials Research Laboratory is an interdisciplinary research group developing synthetic polymers and nanocomposites for stretchable electronics, electromechanical, and electrocaloric cooling devices. We invite graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to join our diversified team of synthetic chemists, material process scientists, mechanical and electrical engineers.


Candidates with the following qualifications are specifically welcome:

  1. Educational background in chemistry, materials, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, polymers, or related fields;
  2. Strong hands-on skills in more than one field: polymer synthesis, quantum dot synthesis, polymer thin film coating, polymer crystallinity, microfabrication, mechanical design and fabrication, machine shop, electrical circuits, nanomaterial processing, 3D printing;
  3. Strong communication skill and interpersonal skill;
  4. Strong motivation to accomplishments through hard-working.

Interested candidates may contact Professor Pei at for further information.