Ph.D. Position in Flexible Sensors
NanoScience Technology Center
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Central Florida
The Functional Materials and Devices Laboratory at the University of Central Florida (UCF) has two Ph.D. positions available in Fall 2021. The Ph.D. student will be fully funded through a Fellowship or Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA). The research focus of this lab is to develop nano/micro-sensors based on flexible and smart materials. Example research thrust areas include: (1) biomimetic devices for physiological interfacing; (2) wearable electronics for biosensing and drug delivery; (3) embedded sensors for structural health monitoring; and (4) biosensors for agricultural and environmental monitoring. For more information about the Functional Materials and Devices Laboratory, please visit: https://mae.ucf.edu/FMDL/.
An ideal candidate is expected to have an earned B.S. or M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or a closely related field. Previous experience in nanotechnology, NEMS/MEMS fabrication, experimental and computational structural mechanics, sensors and wearable electronics are preferred but not required.
Interested individuals should first send an email to Dr. Wen Shen at Wen.Shen@ucf.edu with the subject line "Ph.D. Application" along with a CV/resume. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
About the University of Central Florida
The University of Central Florida is a thriving preeminent research university located in metropolitan Orlando, one of the most popular regions in the world. The UCF campus is 13 miles east of downtown Orlando and adjacent to the 7th largest research park in the nation, housing over 116 corporations. This research park provides more than 10,000 jobs to UCF students. With more than 64,000 students, UCF is the largest university by enrollment in Florida and one of the largest universities in the U.S. Researchers at UCF received $145.8 million in fiscal year 2016 for funded research. For more information, visit http://www.ucf.edu.