The Soft Materials Research Laboratory is an interdisciplinary research group developing synthetic polymers and nanocomposites for stretchable electronics, electromechanical, and electrocaloric cooling devices. We recruit graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to develop thin film eletromechanical devices.

Required qualifications include:

  1. Educational background in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, polymers, materials, chemical engineering, or related fields;
  2. Strong hands-on experience in several of these fields: 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.

Interested candidates may contact Professor Pei at for further information.