Open Position — Undergraduate Students

Researcher positions are available for highly qualified undergraduate students to work on BioNEMS and nanotechnology projects. Projects include (i) development of point-of-care diagnostics tools for detection viral diseases, and (ii) development of acousto-fluidic compact platforms for rare cell isolation. Tasks could include instrumentation, user interface development, and optical, electronic, fluidic and electrochemical integration of different components. Interested in applications of engineering in life sciences.


Core understanding of circuits and RF electronics
Courses completed: EE-130, EE-135 or EE-145
Self-motivated and willing to learn
Ability to work in teams and independently 

Open Position — Graduate Student

PhD student positions are also available for highly qualified students to work on Optofluidic BioNEMS and nanotechnology projects. Experience in micro-fabrication and integrated circuit processing with emphasis on biosensors, MEMS/NEMS, and biomedical applications. Mentoring and guiding undergraduate students in the lab. 


Solid knowledge of electromagnetics and semiconductor physics. 
Experience with electromagnetic/fluidic simulation tools (FDTD, FEM)
Exposure to micro/nano-fabrication concepts
Self-motivated and willing to work long hours
Experience in  biosensors, surface functionalization, cell culturing, fluorescence microscopy is a big plus.

Open Position — Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Research Associate is also available: 12 month position (extendable to 24 months on mutual agreement) are available. Qualified applicants will have a PhD in Electrical, Biomedical, Materials Science, or related life sciences disciplines. Experience in micro-fabrication and IC processing with emphasis on sensors, MEMS, and biomedical applications required. A deep knowledge and understanding of molecular and cellular biology is required with hands-on experience in experimental techniques, such as cell culture, DNA amplification, PCR, gel electrophoresis, etc. The ability to work in interdisciplinary teams and with engineers/applied scientists is a must. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to supervise students required.

Plasmonics and metamaterials (FDTD & FEM Simulations)
Nano/micro-fabrication techniques, clean-room usage
Soft lithography, large-scale microfluidic integration
Optogenetics, cell culturing and electrophysiology
Surface functionalization techniques
Single molecule imaging