Postdoctoral Scholar Position

We are inviting applications for postdoctoral scholar positions with a dual responsibility of cleanroom management (Micro Device Laboratory) and nanomaterial research in the area of large-area growth of transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) and other 2D-materials. Applicants should have a recent Ph.D in closely related fields with extensive hands-on experience with a broad range of technologies including design, modeling, nanofabrication and characterization. Strong nanofabrication experience is required. Prior experience with TMDs and graphene (material growth and optoelectronic device fabrication) is highly preferred. Furthermore, knowledge in material physics of TMD and graphene is required. Familiarity with characterization equipment such as HRTEM (SAED), XPS, SEM, XRD, AFM and Raman/PL spectroscopy is also required.

An overview of responsibilities for MDL cleanroom operation include 1) enforce operational protocols and safety guidelines, 2) oversee equipment maintenance and repair, 3) interface between faculty research groups and the clean room facility, 4) interface with equipment vendors, and 5) train and interface with users. 

The appointment is contingent upon evidence of completion of the Ph.D. The postdoctoral scholar position is awarded initially for a 1 year period, and may be renewed in 1 year increments for additional years. Interested individuals should send C.V., bibliography, a statement of career interest, and a list of three references (and contacts) to [email protected].

Graduate Student Researchers 

We are looking for Ph.D. candidates in the area of nanotechnology and nanomaterials. The candidates will investigate fundamentals, nanofabrication and characterization techniques of 1D and 2D materials and their nanostructures. We are also looking for master’s students who are interested in participating in research opportunities.

Interested individuals should send C.V., official transcript and TOEFL/GRE scores to [email protected] When applying to the graduate program (Department of Mechanical Engineering) at Stevens Institute of Technology, also indicate desire to work with Professor EH Yang.

Expectations and Responsibilities of Graduate Students

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure continued progress of their academic program and thesis research. Students have a responsibility for the following aspects of their program.

Students are expected to entirely devote their time in the lab to perform theoretical and experimental work during workdays (exception: classes and exams).

Students are expected to work on their class homework/projects outside of work hours and in weekends.

Students are expected to maintain the integrity and ethical standards in all aspects of the student’s work, including coursework and research, especially in the tasks of collecting, analyzing, and presenting research data and in writing reports.

Where applicable, students are expected to maintain detailed, organized, and accurate laboratory notebooks and records.  When a student leaves a lab, the notebook and all research data remain the property of the laboratory.

Students are expected to promote collegiality and a welcoming environment in all aspects of the student’s program, ensuring that all are treated with respect.

Students are expected to help maintain a clean and safe laboratory spaces and common spaces.
Where applicable, students are expected to discover and pursue a unique topic of research in order to construct new knowledge and to apply this knowledge to existing problems and issues.

Master's Student Researcher Position

For more information on this immediate opportunity, please refer to the attached flyer.

Undergraduate Research Positions

Stevens’ undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to participate in research opportunities, sponsored by the institution. Typically, undergraduate researchers participate in summer programs, in which the student focuses on a research project, notably with the option to continue his/her research into the academic year. 

For undergraduate students, there are several research opportunities available through:

Interested individuals may contact Professor Yang ([email protected]) for further information.

Stevens Institute is located across the Hudson River facing the Manhattan skyline and has a vibrant interdisciplinary research environment in nanotechnology.